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Cadiz fans taunt Barcelona with cruel Lionel Messi jibe

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cadiz held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw in LaLiga on Wednesday
Cadiz held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw in LaLiga on Wednesday / Fran Santiago/Getty Images

Spanish giants, Barcelona currently find themselves in a mess both on and off the pitch, with the club in massive debt which led the Catalan side to lose their greatest ever player, Lionel Messi in the summer.

Barcelona created headlines in the summer when they announced that they would not be offering Messi a new contract, which led to the Argentina icon joining Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.

The Catalan giants struggles are not limited to off the pitch as they have had a poor start to the 2020/21 season and it was on show as they once again looked bereft of ideas during their 0-0 draw with Cadiz in LaLiga on Thursday.

The Cadiz supporters were only too keen to pile on the misery by chanting about their former talisman Messi, with hundreds of supporters filling the streets surrounding the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla before the match.

In footage captured by Sport journalist Albert Roge, they belted out a chant which pointed to Messi’s permanent absence from the squad after 21 years at Camp Nou. They could be heard chanting, "Dondé está Leo Messi?", which when translated to English means: “Where is Leo Messi?”

Manager, Ronald Koeman has come under increased pressure following their poor start to the season, as Barcelona find themselves placed seventh in the league with nine points from five games - seven points behind table toppers, Real Madrid.