Sergio Aguero explains what happened in Lionel Messi’s tunnel altercation with City players

Published by on November 2, 2016

Sergio Aguero has confirmed that he stepped in to resolve a shock altercation between Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and the Manchester City players after their Champions League game.

City stunned the La Liga champions – whom they lost 4-0 to a fortnight ago – with a 3-1 win, Pep Guardiola’s aggressive side proving too much for the Catalans.

Barca clearly didn’t take the defeat well, and it was initially reported that Messi, who scored the game’s opening goal, was at the centre of an argument that erupted in the tunnel afterwards.

Aguero, his international team-mate, has now elaborated on the situation, explaining via the Mirror:

“Whenever you lose you’re not very happy. I saw him there, he was feeling bad. I know him well enough to know when he’s bad, when he’s good. But when you lose, nobody’s good!

“I thought Messi said something to me but he didn’t, and then we talked about other stuff. It was nothing serious. I heard something but I don’t know what happened.


“When someone loses you have to respect them. Leo wasn’t in the mood to talk and I respect that.”

Ilkay Gundogan scored his second brace in as many games, despite not being brought into the club as a goalscorer, with Kevin de Bruyne scoring City’s second of the night.

City finally look to be back on track, having ended their winless run with a 4-0 victory over West Brom on Saturday, and after triumphing against Barca, their confidence must be sky high again.