It’s one of those games that has been discussed at length.
And in case you’re not familiar with Messi, he’s one the greatest players in history.
That said, Barcelona’s best hope for a championship has a bit of a history with him, and the latest result in the battle is a 1-0 loss.
The match took place over the weekend at Camp Nou.
Barcelona was up 2-0 going into the second half, but they weren’t able to score in that stretch as the game progressed.
They took the lead in the 51st minute thanks to a corner kick that Messi saved with a nice little trick.
Messi, however, went to the bench and the ball was taken away by Barca goalkeeper Julio Cesar after the corner was saved.
He wasn’t allowed to touch it again for the rest of the game.
Messi also had a goal disallowed in the first half after the referee noticed that he was in the penalty box and the referee awarded a penalty kick.
Messi was penalized for a foul on Cristiano Ronaldo, and after the match, Messi said he had nothing to do with the referee’s decision.
Messi’s decision to skip the penalty kick led to an angry reaction from the Brazilian coach.
Messi said the game was a “big misunderstanding” on his part and that he did not feel the referee should have given him a penalty.
He said he was disappointed and felt he deserved it, though.
Messi has been suspended for the next two matches.
He will be back in the starting lineup against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, and will return for the first leg of the Champions League tie against Barcelona on April 29.
The Barca coach, Luis Enrique, is also scheduled to be on the bench for both games.
The rest of Messi’s team will be available to face Atletico on Tuesday night.
Messi had his penalty disallowed again in the 71st minute for a second foul.
Messi later tweeted that he had “no regrets” about his decision.
His teammates responded to his post-match comments, saying they “loved” his decision to play and that they were “happy” to see Messi back on the field.