sport news Lionel Messi's half-time tunnel row with referee is caught on camera

Video footage shows Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique and Ronald Koeman CORNER referee during half-time tunnel row after Clement Lenglet was sent off during Celta Vigo win Barcelona were left fuming after Clement Lenglet's red card on Thursday night French defender was shown a second yellow for raised arm against Denis Suarez Messi, Pique and Koeman demanded explanation from Carlos del Cerro Grande They crowded round referee in the tunnel before emerging for second half Video footage saw the official demonstrate to Messi why Lenglet was dismissed The red card didn't affect Barca too much as they defeated Celta Vigo 3-0 

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 07:54 BST, 3 October 2020 | Updated: 08:34 BST, 3 October 2020

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Barcelona captain Lionel Messi confronted a referee in the tunnel to protest Clement Lenglet's red card against Celta Vigo.

The French defender was shown a second yellow card three minutes before half-time during Thursday night's LaLiga fixture for putting an arm across Celta midfielder Denis Suarez.

Messi argued with referee Carlos del Cerro Grande on the field and, as tunnel cam TV footage from Movistar has revealed, didn't let the debate rest during half-time.

Lionel Messi remonstrated with referee Carlos del Cerro Grande at half-time following Clement Lenglet's red card in Thursday night's Barcelona vs Celta Vigo clash

Lionel Messi remonstrated with referee Carlos del Cerro Grande at half-time following Clement Lenglet's red card in Thursday night's Barcelona vs Celta Vigo clash

Messi, Gerard Pique and manager Ronald Koeman crowded around the official in the tunnel to demand an explanation for the sending off

Messi, Gerard Pique and manager Ronald Koeman crowded around the official in the tunnel to demand an explanation for the sending off

All three were determined to get their point across after Barca were reduced to 10 men

All three were determined to get their point across after Barca were reduced to 10 men

Video footage from a tunnel camera showed the referee demonstrate to Messi why Lenglet's raised arm was worthy of a second yellow card

Video footage from a tunnel camera showed the referee demonstrate to Messi why Lenglet's raised arm

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