Jordi Alba has slammed the officials of Barcelona’s encounter with Valencia, as they denied Messi a goal that clearly crossed the line.
On the half hour mark, Messi rifled a shot from the edge of the area, a shot that Neto fumbled and scrambled to bat away after crossing the line.
The referee and his assistant failed to award the goal and the absence of goal-line technology has left Alba unhappy with the officials.
Alba, who snatched a late leveller in a 1-1, told reporters on the incident after the final whistle: “It was a mistake by the referee.
“Even from the middle of the pitch I could see it.
“At the break we saw the replay and it is clear, these plays can’t be missed.”