Lionel Messi, the one time world footballer of the year and amazing FC Barcelona striker lost his cool on Wednesday in a pre-season friendly match with the Seria A side Roma. The Argentinian player known for rarely losing his cool confronted Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa angrily with a ferocious headbutt and proceeded to grab Mapou‘s neck. Messi got mad when he was roughly tackled by Mapou and moved to retaliate.
The Barcelona star managed to escape a red card for the fracas but got a stern admonition from Javier Estrada Fernandez, the officiating referee. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa on his part got booked.
The match ended 3-0 in favour of Barcelona with Lionel Messi scoring scoring the second goal. Fans were quite surprised because the talented Messi hardly goes mad on the pitch.