Lionel Messi involved in tunnel confrontation with Manchester City player (Report)
Messi reportedly had to be calmed down by his compatriot Sergio Aguero.
Unconfirmed reports from Spain suggest that Lionel Messi was involved in a confrontation with an unnamed Manchester City player following Barcelona’s Champions League defeat to the hosts at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.
Marca, Mundo Deportivo and Spanish radio station Cadena Ser are amongst the outlets reporting that Messi allegedly reacted angrily to an unnamed Manchester City player saying something to him following City’s emphatic 3-1 victory.
Messi was alleged to have called the Manchester City player "stupid" in response.
The Argentine striker, who opened the scoring for the visitors before City’s comeback, is also alleged to have gone to the Manchester City dressing room in the company of a Barcelona delegate to confront the unnamed player, but was calmed down by his compatriot Sergio Aguero.
The manner of City’s victory, which puts them within two points of Barcelona at the top of Group C, was hailed far and wide in the football community on Tuesday night.