Lucescu launches furious attack on Barcelona

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu launched a scathing attack on Barcelona after last night's 2-1 defeat. For Barca's equaliser, Lionel Messi took advantage of a blunder from goalkeeper Andrey Pyatov to tap in after choosing to continue playing despite Shakhtar relinquishing possession to allow an injured player to be treated. It left Lucescu fuming and he was not discreet about it either during the post-game interviews as he ripped into his opponents.

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu launched a scathing attack on Barcelona after last night's 2-1 defeat.

For Barca's equaliser, Lionel Messi took advantage of a blunder from goalkeeper Andrey Pyatov to tap in after choosing to continue playing despite Shakhtar relinquishing possession to allow an injured player to be treated.

It left Lucescu fuming and he was not discreet about it either during the post-game interviews as he ripped into his opponents.

“It is a shame what Barcelona have done today. If this happened in any other stadium, in England or in Italy, they would not have been allowed to get out of this alive,” he berated.

“To win this way is not Barcelona’s style. It is a shame what they have done to the name of fair play,” he added.

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