Man City’s Fernandinho involved in tunnel bust-up with Barcelona’s Leo Messi [Globoesporte]

Leo Messi and Fernandinho
Leo Messi and Fernandinho

Messi loses his head

Barcelona superstar Leo Messi failed to control his temper after his side were beaten 3-1 by Manchester City last night.

According to various reports, Messi responded angrily after being insulted by a Manchester City player – who has been identified as Fernandinho – shouting at the Brazilian “Fool, come here and show your face!”.

Leo Messi even went to the Manchester City dressing room in order to confront the offender before the 29-year-old Barcelona forward was eventually calmed down by close friend Sergio Aguero.

Fernandinho the culprit

Brazilian media outlet Globoesporte today claim that Fernandinho was the Manchester City player who caused Messi to lose his cool.

31-year-old Fernandinho was influential in keeping Barcelona’s MSN quiet. However, he could arguably have given away a penalty when he brought Messi down in the box during the first half.

Fernandinho and Leo Messi are likely to be reacquainted when Brazil host Argentina next week in a crucial World Cup qualifier.