Barcelona fans have been left in hysterics on Twitter after Francis Coquelin tried to obstruct Lionel Messi in Barca’s 2-0 win over Valencia on Thursday night.
Ernesto Valverde side entered the second-leg of the fixture with just a one-goal advantage courtesy of a Luis Suarez goal. They knew that the job wasn’t complete as they travelled to the Mestalla to face a Valencia side who are currently third in La Liga and held Barca to a 1-1 draw on home turf earlier in the season.
However, the La Liga leaders ended up comfortable winners in the end, with January signing Philippe Coutinho bagging his first goal for the Catalans after he was there to acrobatically steer home from Luis Suarez's cross.
That put Barca - who have won the Copa del Rey in the past three years - 2-0 up on aggregate in the semi-final second leg in Valencia, before Ivan Rakitic added another. They will go on to face Sevilla in the final.
Meanwhile, one of the standout moments of the match was when Lionel Messi got to know former Arsenal man Francis Coquelin. The Valencia midfielder went in to challenge Messi and ended up pulling the Argentine's shirt over his head in a bizarre, yet hilarious moment in the match.
As you would expect, fans also found it funny and reacted on Twitter:
Calm down. Coquelin just wants a Messi jersey.— Vinsmoke (@LedVinsmoke) February 8, 2018
Coquelin is a loose cannon literally bullying Messi with or without the ball 😂🤣😂🤣— Yus kaafi Gooner🔴⚪️🇸🇴 (@kaafi_yus) February 8, 2018