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'Lionel Messi never dives' - Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has categorically denied allegations that Lionel Messi is a diver in the wake of his side's 1-0 victory over Sporting Gijon.

Messi had previously been booked for simulation in the 2-2 draw against Real Sociedad, but Guardiola leapt to his star man's defence, refuting any suggestion that the Argentine is a dishonest player after the 24-year-old was denied a penalty following a challenge by former Barca team-mate Alberto Botia.

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Nes_Daze1846d ago (Edited 1846d ago )

Well it looks like he does, but very rarely. Usually I see him pass through 1 or 2 defenders before they finally take him down, which the defenders HAVE to do. Just watch his performance in the South American cup, or against Atletico de Madrid, why would he want to dive when he passes through defenders soo well??

sokrates1846d ago

Messi is a great footballer, but far from an angel. Very f... south american player dives once in a while. Messi is no exception!