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Bayer Leverkusen players 'too eager' for Messi's jersey
Guardian, February 16th, 2012 1:41PM

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Bayer Leverkusen sports director Rudi Voeller was not pleased about how eager the team's players were to swap shirts with Lionel Messi on Wedesday, when Barcelona beat Leverkusen, 3-1, in their first-leg, round of 16 game in Germany.

Michal Kadlec, who scored Leverkusen's only goal, had sought Messi's jersey at halftime but was beaten to it in the tunnel by his fellow defender Manuel Friedrich. Kadlec got hold of Messi's second-half jersey after the final whistle.

"I can guarantee that Kadlec and Friedrich will auction off their Messi shirts for a good cause," said Voeller, adding that similar scenes will not be tolerated when the two during the second leg at Camp Nou. "What the pair did was a bit over the top."

Kadlec said: "When you play against such a player, then you always want his shirt. I would have swapped it immediately for a better result, but it is a shame that we did not do enough."

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