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Coronavirus crisis: Barcelona players to take 70% pay cut, says Messi

Spanish football competition, La Liga has been suspended since March 12 following coronavirus outbreak

File photo: Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, gestures in front Betis' Marc Bartra during La Liga soccer match between Betis and Barcelona at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain
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File photo: Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, gestures in front Betis' Marc Bartra during La Liga soccer match between Betis and Barcelona at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain

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Argentine striker Lionel Messi has confirmed that he along with his Barcelona team-mates will be taking pay cuts up to 70 per cent in order to reduce losses for the club during the coronavirus crisis.
Spanish football competition, La Liga has been suspended since March 12 following coronavirus outbreak. The tournament still stands indefinitely suspended and it is not known as to when the La Liga will resume, Goal.com reported
Messi released a statement on Instagram in Spanish, which translates into: "We fully understand that this is an exceptional situation and we are always the first ones to help the club when

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First Published: Mar 31 2020 | 9:49 AM IST

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