Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos were involved in a foul-mouthed spat during Wednesday night’s Spanish Super Cup second leg.
Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 on the night, sealing a 5-1 aggregate victory over both legs , and the Barca players were visibly frustrated.
Their mood wasn’t helped by Madrid captain Ramos, who took every opportunity to wind up his opponents.
At one point, Messi tried to get the ball off of Ramos to take a quick free-kick. The defender looked as though he was going to hand the Argentine the ball but, at the last moment, through it over his head instead.
Frustrations boiled over for the Argentine No10 when Sergio Ramos failed to hand the ball over for a Barcelona free-kick.
— Blue Bloods (@socceryarns01) August 17, 2017
Real Madrid’s skipper tossed the ball over Messi’s head prompting Barcelona’s captain to yell: This is What Lionel Messi Said to Sergio Ramos “La Coucha de tu madre!”
Even non-Spanish speakers may be familiar with this phrase as it is a unpleasantly regular insult in Spain and among footballers in particular.