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 By Chris Wright

Barcelona players arrive in 'style' ahead of Atletico Madrid game

Lionel Messi's shirt choice left something to be desired.

Quite frankly, he's earned the right to wear whatever he wants, but still more than a few quizzical eyebrows were raised at the outfit Lionel Messi chose to turn up at the Camp Nou wearing before Tuesday night's Champions League clash with Atletico.

As captured by BT Sport (via the Daily Mirror), the diminutive Argentinian chose to wear an eye-catching checkerboard ensemble, the type of which has not been seen since the New Kids on the Block played their farewell concert in 1992.

That said, Messi wasn't the only offender, with a string of Barca players turning up looking like defunct boyband members who got dressed in the dark -- including Ivan Rakitic in a jumper his mum knitted him and serial offender Dani Alves, who plucked a demure sequinned number from his incredible collection of terrible clothes.

Style, eh? Turns out you just can't buy it.


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