Football Duel: See What Joao Felix Told Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has finally revealed what happened between him and Joao Felix in the previous clash between Atletico and Barcelona.

Felix and Messi exchanged words, got up in each other’s face and even gave a little bit of a shove in the fiery game that was eventually won by 3-2 Atletico.

The spat was ignited with the first-half seconds away from being over and the score locked at 0-0 – with Felix taking exception to being poked in the face by Alba.

Felix lashed out at the Barcelona left-back, swiping his arm away – before Messi menacingly approached him.

Despite going head-to-head with a legend of world football, £113million man Felix stood his ground and even gave the Argentine superstar a little push for his troubles.

As things threatened to get out of hand, Atletico defender Renan Lodi intervened, guiding Messi towards the changing rooms.

Speculation has it that the Portuguese said, “Joao Felix: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo is better than you.‘ While Messi responded saying, “Leo Messi: ‘I dare you to say that again, I dare you!’

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However, the Barcelona star has come to give his account of the incident.

“Firstly he told me he is taller than me, I did not reply, he also told me Ronaldo is better than me, yet I did not reply, then he said he wants to see some pictures of me with an international trophy, still I did not respond to him. Until he told me to join Arsenal in the January transfer window to prove that I’m the best, at this point I had to fight him,” he said.

But the scrap appeared to light a fire under both teams as they played out a thrilling second-half.

Koke gave Atletico the lead within the first minutes of the second half, before goals from Messi and Antoine Griezmann put Barcelona 2-1 up just after the hour-mark.

Former Chelsea flop Alvaro Morata scored an 81st-minute penalty to level the scores – before Angel Correa sealed a superb victory for Los Rojiblancos with four minutes to play.

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