- Lionel Messi reportedly warned the referee in charge of hi side win over Chelsea
- The Barcelona star reportedly told the referee not to speak badly to him
- Messi complained to referee Damir Skomina about a first-half decision which went against the home side
Barcelona star forward Lionel Messi reportedly warned the referee in charge of hi side win over Chelsea not to speak badly to him.
The Argentina captain complained to referee Damir Skomina about a first-half decision which went against the home side, which prompted the ref to say "Leo, turn it down."
However according to reports, Messi snapped back at the official.
It was Chelsea who felt more aggrieved during the 3-0 defeat when the ref waved away Marcos Alonso's penalty appeal with the score at 2-0. The Spaniard went down under contact from Gerard Pique.
Briefly.co.za previoulsy reported that Messi scored twice and Ousmane Dembele netted his first Barca goal to win the Champions League tie 4-1 on aggregate.
Antonio Conte shook hands with the Argentina ace after the match and praised him on his performance.
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He said: "I congratulated him.
"We're talking about a player that keeps making the difference in an obvious way.
"We're talking about a player who can alter a result and that's what he did in the two games we played. Messi was the difference in both."
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