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‘He wanted to kill me’ PSG star reveals in-game altercation with Messi

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The Argentine icon is known for his calm attitude, but he lost control of his temper during a Champions League clash.

PSG star Leandro Paredes has opened up on his bust-up with Lionel Messi during a Champions League match. 

The incident happened before the two Argentine stars became teammates at Paris Saint-Germain. During Barcelona‘s 4-1 defeat against PSG in February 2021, Paredes has a serious bust-up with his countryman.

Paredes first made a foul on Messi, which started the clash. However, the Argentine icon’s blood boiled when he heard his countryman making a comment to one of his teammates.

“He got angry, because I had made a comment to my teammates and he heard me, and he got angry,” Paredes told Caja Negra, as per MARCA.

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“He was really angry. He f***ed me up. It was bad. He wanted to kill me and I wanted to go home.”

However, Parades says the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has quickly forgotten about the incident afterwards. The pair have become close friends since Messi’s arrival at PSG last summer.

“Afterwards I saw him in the national team and he acted as if nothing had happened,” he added.

“He showed me what he is like as a person. The relationship continued as it was. Now, when the conversation comes up, we talk about it and laugh, but he was really angry [then].

“He wanted to kill me.”