Lionel Messi, others clash with Barcelona boss Setien after Celta Vigo draw

Lionel Messi, others clash with Barcelona boss Setien after Celta Vigo draw

- Lionel Messi and his teammates had an altercation with their manager Quique Setien

- The Catalans were forced to a 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo over the weekend

- Barca are now two points behind rivals Real Madrid with six more matches to end the season

Barcelona players expressed displeasure towards their manager Quique Setien following their 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo in their La Liga meeting last weekend.

The Catalans surrendered their lead twice in the game after Luis Suarez had put his side in front twice at the Abanca Balaidos.

Barca took the lead two times in the 20th and 67th minute through the Uruguayan but a goal each from Fedor Smolov and Iago Aspas ensured they shared the spoils.

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The result of the meeting meant Real Madrid have opened a two-point gap after their slim victory over Espanyol as the season continues to wind down.

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Daily Mail claims the team was left frustrated and it birthed serious altercation in the dressing room with the handler. They were said to have criticised his tactics throughout the match.

The players were said to have faulted Setien's decision to replace Suarez with Antoine Griezmann despite scoring two goals in the game.

They became more infuriated after introducing Juventus-bound Arthur Melo for promising youngster Riqui Puig four minutes to the end of the meeting.

According to Marca, the players have had bust-ups with their manager before now faulting him for the same reason over and again and that has led to discord between the team and the coach.

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Meanwhile, the Uruguayan was said to have laid blame on those responsible for their draw away from home.

Lionel Messi, others had altercation with Barcelona boss after Celta Vigo draw
Lionel Messi, others disappointed after one of their matches in Spain - credit: Getty
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When asked why Barcelona had dropped points again away from home, he said: "I think that's why coaches are there, to analyse those situations. We're there to do our best on the pitch.

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"Away from home, we're dropping important points that we didn't usually drop in other seasons.' earlier reported that the in-fighting within the Barcelona camp has taken a new turn as footage of Lionel Messi ignoring assistant manager Eder Sarabia’s instructions emerges online.

Internal rancour continues to rock the Catalan giants with reports that the players and coaching crew are currently having a face-off.

Video shows the Argentine star publicly ignoring Quique Setien's No 2 as the crisis reached a new height when Barcelona dropped points at Celta Vigo.

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