Why I Wanted Liverpool To Beat Madrid In UCL Final – Lionel Messi

Barcelona’s rivals, Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev, Ukraine to win the competition for a third successive year and a record 13th title.

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captain, Lionel Messi, who is currently in Russia with his team for the 2018 , has revealed that he was rooting for Liverpool to beat Real Madrid in the final of last season’s UEFA Champions League.

’s rivals, Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev, Ukraine to win the competition for a third successive year and a record 13th title.

The Catalan giants were knocked out in the quarter-finals of the competition by Roma in dramatic fashion.

When asked who he backed to win the final, Messi replied: ”I want to win. What the other teams do doesn’t interest me,” he told Sport.

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“As a Barcelona player, and when we’re not [left] in a competition, I never want our main rival to win. But, first of all, I want to win myself.”

And when asked if he watched the final, the five-time FIFA Player of the Year stated he only saw highlights due to time difference.

“Just bits, to be honest. Not because I didn’t want to but because we were in argentina and the time isn’t the same. I saw the highlights and everything that happened.”

Messi and his Argentina teammates who are already in Russia ahead of this year’s FIFA World Cup, are drawn in Group D with , Croatia and .

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