A man has attacked the professional in his home of FC Barcelona in front of a restaurant with his fist. Messi was injured and fled.
World Footballer Lionel Messi has been attacked in his Argentine homeland. A report of the local station, according LT3 Messi was beaten while leaving a restaurant in his hometown of Rosario by a masked man with his fist in the face.
The superstar of the Spanish Champions League winner FC Barcelona, who was with two friends and was traveling without bodyguards left, then fled the scene. He was apparently only slightly injured. The owner of the restaurant a short time later confirmed the incident numerous Spanish media. Whether the attacker was arrested, was initially unclear.
Messi is recovering from the strains of the highly successful season in which he has led Barca to win the championship and the Champions League. Then he wants to play with the national team at the Copa America, from 1 to 24 July takes place in Argentina. The two-time world champion meets there in the first round to Colombia, Bolivia and Costa Rica.