The Barcelona captain was also caught on camera and overheard urging his side on in the tunnel at half-time on Saturday at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona were leading 3-1 at the break, and 4-2 on aggregate, and Messi’s message to his team-mates was clear ahead of the second 45 minutes.
For those asking for a translation:— EiF (@EiFSoccer) August 8, 2020
"We have a two goal advantage, let's not be dumbasses (pelotudo is a hard word to translate, used in Argentina). Let's play calm"
The team did go on and see out the win, but the second-half performance from both sides was not great and is probably best forgotten.