Malaga defender Weligton grabs Lionel Messi's face during match

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Messi gets face grabbed during match
Thursday September 25th, 2014

Malaga defender Weligton grabbed Barcelona striker Lionel Messi's face during their Spanish League match on Wednesday after claiming Messi called him a name.

During the 82nd minute of the match, which ended in a scoreless draw, Messi appeared to make contact with Weligton with his shoulder. Weligton turned around and grabbed Messi by the throat and shoved him to the ground. 

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Weligton received a yellow card for his actions and Barcelona's Gerard Pique was also yellow carded for his reaction.

“I grabbed Messi's face because he called me a 'son of a b****,' " Weligton said to reporters, according to the Daily Mail.   

Barcelona still leads the standings of La Liga with 13 points after five matches.

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