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Released Torino defender Burdisso: My physical clash with Messi...

Released Torino defender Nicolas Burdisso has revealed a past locker room dust up with Barcelona star Leo Messi.

His international career with Argentina came to an abrupt end after the 2011 Copa America.

“We had a physical confrontation in the locker room," Burdisso told Telefe.

“I don't think I was the only one who ever shouted at him, but things can happen in a locker room. Admittedly, that time we went over the line.

“We'd already argued on the pitch, as he wanted the ball and I tried to pass it to him, but couldn't. He got angry about the game, I was angry at the situation.

“We walked into the locker room and when I saw that he was coming over, I waited for him. They had to physically separate us.

“These things happen in football. Lionel does have a strong personality and so do I. It all ended fine."

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