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Messi REFUSES to shake hands with referee after goal chalked off for handball in Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Napoli

LIONEL MESSI refused to shake the hand of the referee after Barcelona’s Champions League victory over Napoli.

It was a huge surprise as Barca had benefited from a highly debatable penalty in their 4-2 aggregate win.

Argentine Messi, 33, scored a stunning individual goal.

But he still was not happy at some of Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir’s decisions during his side’s 3-1 win at the Nou Camp.

Messi was furious after a sensational ‘goal’ was chalked off by Cakir.

But it was disallowed by the VAR for handball.

Messi was man-of-the-match after a stunning performance.

But he snubbed Cakir at the end.

Cakir gave Barca a dodgy penalty which was converted by ex-Liverpool star Luis Suarez on 45 minutes.

This was after a foul by £90m-rated Manchester United target Kalidou Koulibaly.

But he also awarded the Italians a spot-kick.

This was converted by Lorenzo Insigne five minutes into first-half stoppage time.

Barca saw out the rest of the second half almost in training-ground pace as Napoli offered little threat.

It means Barca move on to meet Bayern Munich in the quarter-final.

Messi has been linked with a summer move away from Barca.

Inter Milan and Manchester City are chasing the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.

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