Thanks to a dangerous tackle from Miralem Pjanic, Lionel Messi fell to the floor face first and smashed his head into the ground. Barcelona were not happy and Neymar was booked for an instantaneous bad tackle in revenge.
The images of Messi’s fall were ugly and he ended up with a cut under his eye. He was looked at by medics for a little while and was allowed to return to playing.
In reality he got off lightly after a sickening fall, hair-raising for the world’s best player.