Leverkusen: After seeing his defenders thoroughly outclassed by Lionel Messi, Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voeller was dismayed that his players squabbled over the souvenir when Messi gave the shirt off his back - at half-time.
Messi scored one goal, set up another and hit a post in Barcelona's 3-1 Champions League win at Leverkusen on Tuesday night, when two of the home team's players were a little too keen to collect a jersey from the three-time FIFA player of the year.
The eagerness of defenders Michal Kadlec and Manuel Friedrich to acquire Messi's shirt was "definitely a bit too much," Voeller said in Thursday's edition of German daily Bild.
Bild reported Kadlec exchanged jerseys with the Argentine star at half-time, only for Friedrich to take it from him after a squabble outside the locker rooms....more
02:14 PM, Feb 17, 2012