LONDON (Reuters) - Brazil captain Thiago Silva lashed out at Argentine star Lionel Messi on Sunday after the end of the Super Clasico between the two traditional rivals.
Messi scored the only goal of the game 14 minutes after the start of the game, after receiving a penalty, he delivered to himself and shot strongly to the right of the goalkeeper, but Alison Baker, the protector of the Samba lair managed to stop it, before the ball returned to the Argentine magician, who easily placed inside Curling.
Commenting on the penalty, Silva said: "Messi takes advantage of his great popularity, where he is protected by referees. This is not an excuse or justification for defeat."
"Messi imposes his prestige and control over the referees. We talk to some of the players in Spain and they have told us that too. Lionel is always trying to control the games this way and that is not true."
"If the same happens with Casemiro, the referee will not make a decision. We are hostage to this situation. Referees must put Messi on the pitch, everyone inside the green rectangle."
"Messi does not have this advantage in the Champions League because the referees are tougher, but in Spain and with Argentina the situation is quite different."