Messi leads Barca 'crisis talks’?


Lionel Messi, along with two other senior members of the FC Barcelona squad, is believed to have led "crisis talks" on the team bus in the wake of the Spanish giants' Copa Del Rey Final defeat to Valencia on Saturday.

After looking like a team that would win a treble throughout the season, Ernesto Valverde's side ended the 2018/19 campaign in a disappointing manner, succumbing to a 2-1 defeat to Los Che as they failed to clinch a fifth consecutive Copa title on the weekend.

According to Spanish publication AS, the Blaugrana trio of Messi, Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez immediately set about an unofficial inquiry into the defeat in a bid to seek answers for their latest disappointment, which came almost three weeks after their UEFA Champions League elimination at the hands of Premier League giants Liverpool.

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The emergency meeting, led by Messi was reportedly held with some of Barca's other key squad members in the back of the team's bus as they made their way back to the airport from the Estadio Benito Villamarin in Seville.

As per AS, bystanders are said to have witnessed a heated debate take place on Barcelona's bus, with discussions continuing even after the vehicle arrived at the airport, with the players staying on board continue their unofficial inquiry.