Fans react to Coquelin pulling Messi shirt in Barca win - FCNaija

Copa Del Rey By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 09/02/2018

Football fans are reacting to Valencia midfielder Francis Coquelin pulling Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi's jersey right off in a bizarre incident during the Copa del Rey clash at the Mestalla.

It came in the 37th minute shortly after the Argentine received a knock following a collision with Valencia goalkeeper Jaume but strangely the centre referee Undiano Mallenco did not even signal a foul.

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Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring only minutes after he came on as a substitute before Ivan Rakitic added a second goal late on to qualify to the final against Seville with a 3-0 aggregate win.

The former Arsenal midfielder came in hard on Messi and ended up pulling the Argentinian's shirt over his head in a rather bizarre moment.