- Gerard Pique and Antoine Griezmann engaged in a heated argument during Barcelona vs PSG
- The defender ranted that the Frenchman and other players need to keep possession
- Griezmann in turn charged that the defender should stop shouting as they defended a corner
Gerard Pique and Antoine Griezmann had a heated argument on Tuesday night, February 16, as Barcelona were handed a shock defeat in Spain by rampaging PSG.
High flying Paris Saint-Germain handed Barcelona a 4-1 defeat right at the Camp Nou as the UEFA Champions League action returns on Tuesday night, February 16.
Kylian Mbappe netted a hat-trick in the encounter including a Moise Kean goal for the visitors, despite captain Lionel Messi had put Barcelona ahead early in the game.
However, an on-field incident occurred when it was 1-1 as former Manchester United defender Pique was visibly upset with the team.
It happened at a time Barcelona were defending a corner as the full heated-argument was caught by pitch-side microphones.
And here's how it went down, according to Marca.
Pique shouted at everyone: "Let's have a long possession, for f***'s sake. F***ing hell! Let's go. A f***ing long possession."
Griezmann: "Calm, Geri, stop shouting."
Pique: "F***ing hell Grizzi, f***'s sake."
Griezmann: "F*** you."
Pique: "No, f*** you. We're suffering and it's been like this for five minutes."
Griezmann: "Don't shout."
Clement Lenglet then intervenes to try and organise his team's defence for the corner before long-serving Barca man lets rip again.
Pique: "Motherf*****, we're running like crazy."
Griezmann: "I'm running too."
It will be a herculean task for the Catalan giants who travel to Paris for the return leg on March 10.
Although Messi’s goal in the encounter could not help Barca avoid defeat against PSG, it saw the Argentine equal the Champions League record previously held by Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez.
Raul and Messi are now the only players who have scored in 17th consecutive year in the competition.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool bounced back from a Premier League defeat to Leicester City following a comfortable 2-0 win over RB Leipzig in a first-leg round of 16 Champions League game.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane scored a goal apiece to help the Reds take a 2-0 lead back to Anfield in a fortnight.
A huge relief for Jurgen Klopp and the entire Liverpool squad after losing a streak of matches in the domestic scene.