Barcelona star Lionel Messi has slammed claims of a bust-up with coach Tata Martino. Barca beat Real Sociedad 4-1 in La Liga on Tuesday night, with Messi scoring again, but the Argentine was replaced after three games in a week.

AS reported that Messi was unhappy at being taken off, and made his feelings known to Martino.

But on Facebook this morning, the Argie snapped: "Nobody likes to be replaced, but we must accept it because it is the best for our team.

"What I will not accept is that certain media tell lies about any situation that happens around me."