Yesterday at the Old Trafford stadium, MJ Barcelona received a 1-0 win in the first match of the Champions League quarter-final (2018/19), Prosports.kz reports.
In the 30th minute of the game, Chris Smalling tried to get ahead of Messi in the fight for the ball and hit Argentina's shoulder in the face. As it turned out, Leo had blood from his nose. After a few minutes of medical treatment, the attacker returned to the game, but it was obvious that a hematoma had formed on his face.
Note that the Englishman was not punished by the judge for this episode. In addition, the referee of the game did not even whistle Gianluca Rocchi and found that everything was within the rules.
Smallling in the jump cut Messi's nose
– Match TV (@MatchTV) April 10, 2019
– Optus Sport (@OptusSport) April 10, 2019
In the near future, the forward will be examined, whereupon the severity of the injury and the time of recovery will be known. Messi was rough for a few days, and the provisional conclusion is the bridge of the nose bridge.