Lionel Messi Spotted in Animated Exchange With Bayern Munich Legend in Ibiza

Lionel Messi Spotted in Animated Exchange With Bayern Munich Legend in Ibiza

  • Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery were recorded having a passionate discussion in Spain while they are both on holiday
  • In as much as it is not known what they were talking about, there is no indication whatsoever that it was an angry discussion
  • Ribery nowadays captains Serie A side Salernitana after leaving Bayern Munich three years ago

A video footage circulating online has shown Lionel Messi involved in a heated discussion with Bayern Munich and French great Franck Ribery.

The duo was filmed in Ibiza where Messi has been on vacation with his wife Antonella Rocuzzo and their three children.

It is not clear what the pair was talking about but they appeared to be engrossed in the conversation. Messi's former teammates Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas are also seen in the video.

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Football Espana reports that Ribery and his family are also on vacation on the Spanish island. Ribery is yet to hang up his boots at 39 and is currently turning out for Salernitana in the Serie A.

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Franck Ribery, Lionel Messi, Ibiza, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Salernitana
Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery attend the FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony in Zurich in 2014. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini.
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It was however during his long stint at Bayern Munich that he came up against Messi's Barcelona a number of times. He nearly usurped the Ballon d'Or duopoly of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in 2013 but he ended up finishing third.

He left Bayern in 2019 having won 9 Bundesliga titles and the Champions League title in 2013. And like Messi, he is also a FIFA World Cup runner-up having failed with France in 2006.

Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas join Lionel Messi in celebrating his birthday

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Sports Brief had earlier reported that Lionel Messi recently turned 35 years old and he celebrated the day with his close friends Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas.

Messi is currently on holiday in Ibiza together with his partner Antonella Rocuzzo and their three children. The couple has been pictured with Fabregas who is also together with his wife Daniella Seeman.

The duo was joined by Suarez who was accompanied by his wife Sofia Balbi as the celebrated footballers enjoyed their vacations. Rocuzzo posted photos of Messi's birthday on her official Instagram page.