Barcelona president Rosell: Vilanova choice to leave out Messi

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell stands by coach Tito Vilanova after their Champions League humbling by Bayern Munich.

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell stands by coach Tito Vilanova after their Champions League humbling by Bayern Munich.

Vilanova chose to leave out Lionel Messi as Bayern thumped Barca 3-0 at the Nou Camp to reach the final 7-0 on aggregate.

Rosell said: “If they decided that he shouldn’t play, it was a purely technical decision. Nothing else to say.”

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