10 times Lionel Messi has completely lost his cool on the pitch

While Barcelona‘s Lionel Messi often comes across as calm and collected, he can sometimes lose his cool on a football pitch. 

Admittedly, we’d probably be furious if we got kicked for 90 minutes every week and sometimes Messi lets his anger get the best of him.

We’ve taken a look at 10 times where the red mist has descended on the Argentina international.


Messi was sent off after just 43 seconds on his Argentina debut in 2005.

Athletic Bilbao

After over 750 Barcelona games without a red card, Messi was sent off for hitting out at Asier Villalibre in the Spanish Super Cup final.

Watch: Lionel Messi is sent off for first time in Barca career after lashing out


We can’t believe he only got a yellow card for this.

Shakhtar Donetsk

Messi was fortunate to get away with this one as well.

Real Madrid

It’s fair to say that he wasn’t happy with Sergio Ramos’ foul.


Messi was furious with Diego Carlos, but there’s no way the Sevilla defender should fall to the ground like that.

Real Sociedad

It could be argued that this is accidental, but Messi definitely has enough time to move his leg away.


Fabinho had the last laugh after the second leg of the 2019 Champions League semi-final.


Sorry, Leo, but we’re putting our money on Cavani in any fight between the pair.

Atletico Madrid

Team-mates had to intervene before this got out of hand.

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