Fuming Robert Lewandowski in ‘dressing room bust-up with Barcelona team-mate’ over wasted chance in Man Utd loss
BARCELONA striker Robert Lewandowski was reportedly involved in a dressing room bust-up with Ansu Fati following his side’s defeat to Manchester United.
The LaLiga leaders were eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday evening as a 2-1 loss at Old Trafford saw them suffer a 4-3 aggregate defeat at the hands of Erik ten Hag’s men.
Lewandowski, 34, who scored a penalty to give Barca the lead in the match, was visibly frustrated towards the end of the game when Fati, 20, got in the way of a cross intended for the Polish marksman.
He threw his arms up in the air while on the pitch… but that is not where the matter ended, reports claim.
According to AS, the former Bayern Munich forward headed into the dressing room and confronted his Barcelona team-mate.
The report states a “good mannered” Lewandowski spoke to Fati, insisting this was not the first time something like this had happened.
Fati defended himself by saying he had not seen Lewandowski.
It is out of character for the ex-Borussia Dortmund striker who is often regarded as a quiet individual.
And he made no reference to the late mix-up when reflecting on the game on social media.
He said: “We fought until the last minute but unfortunately it wasn’t enough tonight.
“We are disappointed, but we still have trophies to win this season. Thank you for your support.”
Lewandowski has scored a sensational 25 goals in 30 appearances since joining Barcelona in the summer.
And his arrival has helped Xavi’s men open up a healthy advantage at the top of the LaLiga table.
The Catalan giants take an eight-point lead over Real Madrid into the final 16 games of the domestic campaign.
But they could be without Fati for the trip to Almeria on Sunday after the club confirmed he “suffered a left knee contusion during a training session”.
Barca are also still in the Copa del Rey and will face Real Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final tie on Thursday.