- Lionel Messi was said to have been attacked by a party attender last weekend
- The 32-year-old has been on summer holiday after helping Argentine win Copa America bronze medal in Brazil
- Barcelona kick off their 2019-20 La Liga campaign with a trip to Athletic Bilbao
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was reportedly bundled out of a party in Ibiza after being attacked by a random man during a night out on the Spanish Island.
The 32-year-old is currently on an extended summer break after helping Argentine win bronze medal at the 2019 Copa America championship in Brazil.
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According to SunSport, the five time ballon d'Or winner, who was in company of his teammate Luis Suarez was sighted being escorted off the unpalatable environment.
It was however unclear what led to the fight but the Barcelona captain was absolve of doing anything wrong in the process.
Messi is currently holidaying in Ibiza with wife Antonela Roccuzzo, and their three children – Thiago, 6, Mateo, 3, and Ciro, 1.
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Apart from Suarez, Jordi Alba, ex-Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas and their wives were also at the island with pictures showing all of them enjoying themselves with the larger public.
However, events took a different turn later in the night as Messi had a face-off with a random participant.
A video on social media claimed to have captured the moment the footballer was taken away by security, with a caption reading: "A guy in the Ibiza party tried to fight with Messi.
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“Messi is unharmed and was safely escorted out of the area by the security guards.”
Meanwhile, Barcelona got their preseason campaign off to a losing start following their 2-1 defeat to Chelsea and few days later, beat Andres Iniesta's Vissel Kobe 2-0.
The Catalans will battle Arsenal next weekend before back-to-back clashes against Italian giants Napoli as they kick off their 2019-20 La Liga campaign with a tricky trip to Athletic Bilbao in mid-August.
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