Messi curses Valencia fans after bottle hits Neymar

Lionel Messi blew his top following Barca’s injury-time victory over Valencia on Saturday after a bottle thrown from the stands hit teammate Neymar on the head.

The hotly contested match was settled by Messi’s stoppage time spot kick, but as the Barcelona players celebrated their late winner in front of the home fans, Neymar and other players were struck by the glass projectile.

It was all too much for Messi, who hurled abuse at the spectators, saying “ “La concha de sus madres, hijos de puta,” which according to Marca is an Argentinian phrase that roughly translates to “sons of b***hes.”

The game was also marred by a serious injury to Barca skipper Andres Iniesta following a tackle by Enzo Perez that saw him stretchered off with ligament damage.

Speaking after the game, Barca coach Luis Enrique said: “We’ve celebrated a goal as you have to celebrate a winning goal against a rival.”

The defending champions went top of the league with the late goal, one point ahead of Atletico Madrid and Real, who play on Sunday.