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Barcelona players ganged up on Joao Felix after he confronts Lionel Messi

Tanish Chachra

Barcelona players ganged up on Joao Felix after he confronts Lionel Messi

Barcelona players gang against Joao Felix after he confronts Lionel Messi during the Supercopa De Espana match in the new format tournament.

Barcelona faced a heartbreak last night after they were defeated by 3-2 against Atletico Madrid in the Supercopa De Espana semi-final match in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,

Amidst the match, heat soared high and this time it was Barcelona captain Lionel Messi who lost his cool that too against a 20-year-old Joao Felix.

The expensive signing by Atletico Madrid from Benfica this summer squared up with Barcelona captain Messi before half-time with the score 0-0. The two La Liga stars seemingly took issue with one another before Barca defender Gerard Pique rushed in to separate the pair.

And only moments later other Barcelona players swamped Felix as tensions continued to rise. Ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 32, also took issue with the Portugal international as the two entered into a heated spat before Barcelona and Atletico players separated the pair.

Felix appeared to lose his temper earlier in the clash when Jordi Alba touched his face, prompting the Atletico ace to slap the Barca left back’s finger away.

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Fans have flocked to social media and accused Barcelona players of ‘ganging up’ on Felix during the Super Cup clash. In the end, the Portuguese prodigy had the last laugh.

Also read: Barcelona News: Eric Abidal met former Barcelona teammate in Doha over possibility of replacing Ernesto Valverde

Atletico Madrid came from behind against Barcelona to win the match, even though Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann scored in the game. Los Rojniblancos scored two goals in the end to overcome the deficit and to enter into the final match to be played against Real Madrid.

This will be for the first time when a Spanish Supercopa trophy match will be played between the teams who didn’t win any of the Spanish trophies last season.

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra


Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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