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WATCH: Furious Messi confronts fans after Barça players hit with missiles

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Luis Suarez and Neymar lie on the turf after being struck by objects

Image credit: Reuters

ByAlex Chick
23/10/2016 at 09:18 | Updated 23/10/2016 at 10:22
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Lionel Messi has to be physically restrained by team-mates as he angrily confronted Valencia fans after objects were thrown at celebrating Barcelona players.

Messi scored a late penalty to give Barça a 3-2 win at the Mestalla, and several players were struck by missiles thrown from the crowd as the visitors celebrated.

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Luis Suarez and Neymar both went down, and team-mates had to restrain a furious Messi who shouted at and celebrated wildly in front of the home supporters.

Earlier Barcelona substitute Paco Alcacer, a former Valencia player, was hit with a bag of sunflower seeds.

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique refused to comment directly on the incident at the end of the game, saying only:

"We've celebrated a goal as you have to celebrate a winning goal against a rival that's made things so difficult."

Valencia coach Cesare Prandelli said he did not see the incident.

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