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Lionel Messi & Sevilla's Sporting Director Monchi Reportedly Clash in the Tunnel Following Barca's Copa del Rey Win

Arjun Singh Devgan
Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Sevilla's sporting director Monchi were reportedly involved in an heated argument following the Copa del Rey game
Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Sevilla's sporting director Monchi were reportedly involved in an heated argument following the Copa del Rey game / David Ramos/Getty Images
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Few of Barcelona's players and their inspirational skipper, Lionel Messi reportedly clashed with Sevilla's sporting director, Monchi in the tunnel post the Catalan's incredible 3-0 comeback win in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal on Thursday.

As per Diario AS, Monchi was walking into the tunnel when when several Barcelona players noticed him and still irritated by the comments he had made about manager, Ronald Koeman in the past -Messi and Monchi got into a heated argument.

Apparently Sevilla’s sporting director Monchi had called Ronald Koeman a crybaby and even confronted Messi in the tunnel, saying “You always win like this” (with help from the referees), and the record six-time Ballon d'Or award winner was not having none of it by retorting, "Today, you go home warm.”

The fiery atmosphere was also evident on the pitch with Sevilla boss, Julen Lopetegui expressing his unhappiness with several decisions taken by the referee during the game. Fernando was sent off late on after pulling down Francisco Trincao and earning himself a second yellow, while Luuk de Jong and a member of the Sevilla backroom staff were sent off from their positions on the bench for remonstrating about the decision to not award Sevilla a penalty.

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