Barcelona vs Sevilla: Tensions flare after Barcelona-Sevilla and Messi has his say: You’re going home angry tonight


Three meetings in 20 days between Barcelona and Sevilla built up plenty of emotion between both sets of clubs, culminating in a miraculous comeback for the Catalans and a fiery exchange of words at the full-time whistle at the Camp Nou.

The conflict began during the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi final tie at the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan, where Sevilla earned a 2-0 advantage.

After that clash, Barcelona complained about the penalty awarded to the hosts, which the likes of Suso and sporting director Monchi made distasteful public comments about their opponents, which served to further brew the tension ahead of the second leg.

“You always win in the same way,” a member of the Sevilla camp said to Leo Messi after Barcelona’s 3-0 comeback win on Wednesday.

You’re going home angry tonight,” Messi responded.

Monchi, who called Barcelona coach a “crybaby” after the first leg defeat, realised his comments may have had a boomerang effect during Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Sevilla in LaLiga Santander on Saturday.

“The crybaby comments seemed to have had an effect,” television cameras and microphones heard Monchi saying.

After the Copa comeback, Carles Puyol gave Suso some of his own medicine, after the midfielder had posted a number of crying emojis attached to a link of Pedri stating his belief that Sevilla’s first leg penalty shouldn’t have been given.

“Goodnight,” Puyol tweeted to Suso, quoting the latter’s aforementioned post.

The clash even reached the official accounts of each club. Barcelona didn’t forget about Sevilla’s comical tweet which used Gerard Pique‘s attempt to stop Kylian Mbappe as a metaphor for their place in the Champions League last 16.

Superimposed on Mbappe were the words “Sevilla in the Champions League last 16” while “Europa League” was placed above Pique and, although it didn’t appear to be mocking the Catalans, Barcelona took exception.

“Football is about respect. Goodnight,” Barcelona wrote in reference to the Sevilla tweet.





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