Smalling’s elbow leaves Lionel Messi bleeding on the pitch during Manchester United and Barcelona match in Champions League!
Smalling’s elbow leaves Messi bleeding as Barcelona is already leading!
Manchester United and Barcelona are playing their first leg of Champions League. It’s 0-1 for Barca, who scored thanks to Suarez.
There has been one painful moment for Lionel Messi when he had a close encounter with Chris Smalling.
Messi was waiting to get the ball when Smalling can charging in. He elbowed and punched Lionel Messi in the face. This left Barca’s star man bleeding while Smalling continued United’s attack.
Strangely, but Smalling’s elbow to Messi’s face wasn’t enough for VAR use as Smalling could have easily got a direct red card.
A controversial situation in a match that is dominated by Barcelona.