Messi and Villa get in another bust up over missed opportunities
Barcelona forwards, Leo Messi and David Villa got into yet another on field argument, as Spain`s leading goal scorer fired an off-target shot rather than passing to an open Leo Messi, prompting Messi to reproach Villa and get into a brief, but heated exchange.
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The incident, very reminiscent of a similar incident between the two against Granada in La Liga play, occurred in a crucial moment of the match when Villa gambled on a quick shot, rather than passing to an open Messi.
After the ball sailed wide, Messi turned around, saw Villa and stared at his teammates back for roughly 20 seconds as Villa avoided eye contact at all costs.
Finally, when Villa looked up, Messi lashed out at the former Valencia striker for not passing the ball, to which Villa gestured that he had an chance and took it.
The dispute ended when Celtic goalkeeper, Fraser Forster put the ball back into play.
When Barcelona manager, Tito Vilanova was asked about the incident, he stated that he had not seen the incident and no one had yet to inform him.