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Twitter explodes as Lionel Messi misses a penalty and hits the post thrice

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Barcelona v Deportivo La Coruna - La Liga
It certainly was not Messi's night after he hit the post thrice and missed a penalty.

After rivals Real Madrid became the first club ever to successfully defend the FIFA Club World Cup on Saturday, Barcelona had to step up when they faced Deportivo de La Coruna the next day. The Catalan club did exactly what was expected of them and won the game 4-0.

Surprisingly, Lionel Messi was not on the scoresheet for Barcelona despite being on the pitch throughout the game. It was Luis Suarez and Paulinho who scored two goals each for the Ernesto Valverde-managed side.

Messi did not fail to gain attention even though he did not score on the night. The Argentine became the highlight of the night after he was denied by the woodwork three times and even missed a penalty.

The 30-year-old hit the post in the 36th, 40th and 66th minute of the game, while his 69th-minute penalty was saved by Deportivo goalkeeper Ruben Martinez.

Twitter was on fire after the match and let's have a look at the some of the tweets on the game:

Barcelona will certainly go into El Clasico with quite a lot of momentum

Let's get straight into tweets about Messi and his love for the woodwork

Wondering why Messi couldn't find the back of the net?

Heard is adding a new stat category...

Messi is so bored that he is playing a game in a game...

Oh! And another clear Barcelona goal was disallowed...again! (Look at Messi standing outside the pitch)

The conspiracy is that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is behind this...

It looks like El Clasico is going to be more about Cristiano Ronaldo vs Paulinho, than Ronaldo vs Messi...

The Brazilian has proved his doubters wrong...

Paulinho has scored more goals than Ronaldo in the league this season

Both of his goals were 'assisted' by the post...

Messi could have let Suarez take the penalty and gave him the chance to score a hat-trick...

Karma hits hard...

Chelsea fans are happy about Messi's penalty miss as well...

Not a better love story than Twilight eh?

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