Messi insists no penalty rift with Barcelona pal Eto'o

Lionel Messi insists there's no rift with Barcelona pal Samuel Eto'o after grabbing the ball off the Cameroon striker to hit the winning penalty against Espanyol on Saturday. "That one was always going to be mine," smiled Messi. "He took his against Racing Santander, so this time it was my turn. Everyone gets one." Barca coach Pep Guardiola is happy for his players to decide among themselves who is to take penalties during games.

Lionel Messi insists there's no rift with Barcelona pal Samuel Eto'o after grabbing the ball off the Cameroon striker to hit the winning penalty against Espanyol on Saturday.

"That one was always going to be mine," smiled Messi. "He took his against Racing Santander, so this time it was my turn. Everyone gets one."

Barca coach Pep Guardiola is happy for his players to decide among themselves who is to take penalties during games.

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