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Lionel Messi headbutts former Newcastle star – Video

7 years ago

Wednesday night saw Lionel Messi take all the headlines as usual, though this time it was for good AND bad reasons.

The best player in the world scored yet another quality goal for his collection to make it 2-0 to Barcelona in the 41st minute against AS Roma.

However, seven minutes earlier he would have seen a certain red card if it had been a competitive match.

Watch the footage below and it is quite bizarre when Lionel Messi squares up to former Newcastle star Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

The referee has blown his whistle for a free-kick to the Serie A club for another incident and there has been no contact between Messi and the one-time Newcastle defender.

However, Lionel Messi is clearly reacting to something as he marches up to Yanga-Mbiwa and the heads collide, with the Argentine superstar clearly the main aggressor, though the reality is that both players  would be red carded in a ‘proper’ match.

The video footage shows the incident from several angles:



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