Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has criticised Rangers style of play following the goalless draw between the two clubs at Ibrox.
Tuesday night’s game in Glasgow saw Walter Smith’s side maintain their unbeaten start in this season’s Champions League but the manner in which they achieved the result angered Messi.
“It’s incredible,” he told Spanish newspaper Sport. “Rangers didn’t want to play football.
“They practised anti-football from the first minute and it’s a shame we couldn’t take victory because we created a good number of chances. We just didn’t put them away.
“I think that when they come to the Nou Camp everything is going to be very different.
“We need to find a solution for breaking down a team who close down so much, but I don’t believe we will come across many teams who play this way.”
Meanwhile, Messi’s team-mate Thierry Henry refused to criticise Rangers for their approach to the game.
“We had possession and weren’t in any danger but we caused a lot of danger for Rangers,” Henry said. “At the end of the day we got the point.”