The future and the present had to be separated when João Félix and Leo Messi almost descended upon each other with blows in a feisty Super Copa clash as Atletico Madrid edged Barcelona 3-2.
Felix appeared to complain about something to Messi as they walked off the pitch for half-time before things got heated as the pair exchanged verbals and then went head to head with tempers threatening to boil over.
Players from both teams quickly arrived at the scene to separate the two with Luis Suarez being unimpressed by the Atletico Madrid forward's actions and let his feelings known.
Joao Felix: "Cristiano Ronaldo is better than you."— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) January 9, 2020
Leo Messi: "I dare you to say that again, I dare you!" pic.twitter.com/vJAqSkp6KR
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