Snapshot: Lionel Messi In Tears After Copa Del Rey Final Defeat

Chris Wright

5th, January 2012


By Chris Wright

This lo-res candid photo is doing the rounds today after being released into the wild by Barcelona’s official club photographer, one Miguel Ruiz.

It shows a distraught Lionel Messi, alongside the void Andres Iniesta and the thoroughly knackered Javier Mascherano, struggling to stave off the waterworks after Barca’s last-minute 1-0 defeat at the hands of Real Madrid in last year’s Copa Del Rey final (e.g, the one Sergio Ramos dumped under a bus)…

Aww. Bless his little cotton socks.

Speaking of Messi, despite not being on the teamsheet three hours before kick-off due to illness, the wee chap shrugged off a bout of the flu to make a 30-minute cameo against Osasuna last night. Therefore he only managed to score twice…

Image via Dirty Tackle