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Video: Messi, Atletico’s Felix, fight dirty during Spanish Super Cup semi-final

Lionel Messi and Joao Felix squared up to each other and had to be pulled apart in fiery scenes during the Spanish Super Cup semi-final.

Atletico Madrid star Felix appeared to complain about something to Messi as they walked off the pitch for half-time before things got heated.

 

The pair exchanged verbals and then went head to head as tempers threatened to boil over.

 

Gerard Pique arrived first on the scene to try and diffuse the situation before other players rushed in.

Luis Suarez was unimpressed by the Atletico Madrid forward’s actions and let his feelings known.

Pushing and shoving from both sets of players ensued as the officials tried to calm things down.

Earlier on in the match, Felix also appeared to lose his temper with Jordi Alba and was seen slapping his hand away.

Diego Simeone’s men took the lead in the semi-final match when Koke scored early in the second half just moments after coming on.

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Barcelona responded just five minutes later with Messi finding the back of the net to equalise.

Former Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann put Barcelona netted just after the hour mark to put them in the lead.

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