La Liga: Lionel Messi thanks outgoing Barcelona coach Luis Enrique for his time at the club
A brilliant performance from Messi inspired Barcelona to lift a ninth trophy of Enrique's three-year reign with a 3-1 win over Alaves on Saturday.
Barcelona:Lionel Messi paid homage to outgoing Barcelona boss Luis Enrique on Monday as the Catalans prepare to unveil Ernesto Valverde as their new coach.
"Wishing you the best of luck in the next stage of your life Luis Enrique," Messi posted on his official Facebook page along side a picture of the two hugging after Saturday's Copa del Rey final.
"Thank you for everything in the last few years."
A brilliant performance from Messi inspired Barca to lift a ninth trophy of Enrique's three-year reign with a 3-1 win over Alaves on Saturday.
However, the two didn't always see eye-to-eye as Messi missed an open training session in January 2015 in protest at being left on the bench by Enrique for a 1-0 defeat at Real Sociedad.
Barca have announced Ernesto Valverde as Luis Enrique's successor.
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"These 'underground' projects only look good when drafted at a bar at five o'clock in the morning," said LaLiga president Javier Tebas.
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Barcelona might feel hard done by, especially as Ramos' penalty was awarded after a check by VAR and a hugely exaggerated fall by Madrid's captain after Clement Lenglet tugged his shirt.
Zidane said Sergio Ramos will be available to face Barcelona after recovering from the knee injury that kept him out of the loss to Shakhtar on Wednesday.