Lionel Messi has been slammed for pulling off a ‘Ronaldo chop’ during Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Napoli on Tuesday in the Champions League.
The Barca captain found himself in a tricky situation as two defenders charged towards him just outside the opposition penalty box.
However, the Argentine superstar managed to backheel the ball back through his legs and turn sharply, leaving the two opponents reeling.
But while some heaped praise on Messi, others pointed out in the replies that the Barca legend may have copied the move from his former Real Madrid nemesis.
“Great Ronaldo Chop,” one wrote.
A second asked: “Doesn't Ronaldo do this?”
“Ronaldo fans coming out of their caves,” a third jibed.
“Y’all will fight me now but that’s the Ronaldo chop, just done by a short man.
The ‘Ronaldo chop’ is a skill that has been around in football for a long time, but was only really made famous by the Juventus superstar.
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Barcelona and Napoli are poised for the second leg which will take place at the Nou Camp on March 18.
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