Lionel Messi reportedly kicked against Setien's tactics after Real Madrid defeat

Lionel Messi reportedly kicked against Setien's tactics after Real Madrid defeat

- Lionel Messi expressed his disapproval to Quique Setien's tactics against Real Madrid

- The Argentine football star was said to have voiced out in the dressing room

- Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 in the El Clasico

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has reportedly read the riot act to coach Quique Satien after the club's defeat against Real Madrid in the El Clasico played at the Santiago Baernabeu.

The defeat was something Barcelona players never saw coming considering their superb outings over the years against Real Madrid in front of their fans.

But Vinicius Junior and Mariano Diaz made sure that Barcelona suffered a defeat this time around in an encounter watched by former star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi failed in this encounter against Real Madrid as he was unable to save his club from a defeat at the ground where he always want to shine.

And according to the report on Daily Star UK citing Spanish football insider Eduardo Inda, Lionel Messi made his displeasure known in the dressing room.

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The Argentine was reported not to be pleased with coach Quique Setien's tactics against Real Madrid which Messi shouted that such cannot work against Los Blancos.

Quique Setien was said to be upset with Lionel Messi's disapproval on his tactics and instead kept quiet when the Argentine football icon was expressing himself.

He later pointed accusing fingers on his players for their sloppy passes according to the report also cited on UK Mirror.

Barcelona's defeat against Real Madrid has now sent the Catalans to second position on the Spanish La Liga standings as the fight on who wins the title continues.

Cristiano Ronaldo who played against Lionel Messi for many years at Spanish La Liga was at the stands to watch the El Clasico as he supported his former teammates.

The Portuguese moved to Italian side Juventus after winning four Champions League titles at Real Madrid.

Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been in serious rivalries for the past 10 years in which these two players have shared 11 Ballon d'Or awards between themselves.

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Earlier, had reported how Barcelona fans slammed club's captain Lionel Messi for his inability to save the side from a defeat against bitter rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico on Sunday night, March 1.

It was a sad night for Lionel Messi and his teammates who dropped to second position on the standings after their defeat against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

Catalans' fans had hoped that Lionel Messi would soar against Real Madrid in this encounter, but the Argentine had an off day on the pitch as he was kept out of the match by Los Blancos' defenders.

The last time Lionel Messi had such a disappointing performance on the pitch where he was unable to show his skills at all was against Liverpool in the Champions League semifinal second leg.

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