The Argentinian superstar rarely losing his cool despite regularly being targeted by the opponents.

Footage of the first half incident showed Messi aiming a headbutt at Yanga-Mbiwa's after the Roma defender appeared to nod his head in the direction of the diminutive South American star. A furious Messi grabbed Yanga-Mbiwa by the throat after clashing with the defender before other players rushed over to intervene.

Despite being a friendly, Messi and Roma defender Mapou Yanga-M'biwa were both booked in an ugly exchange when they went head-to-head.

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