What Lionel Messi said to Chris Smalling after tough challenge left him bleeding What Lionel Messi said to Chris Smalling after tough challenge left him bleeding
Cork city fans protest John Delaney at Turners Cross 'It did affect me massively': Ireland's Derrick Williams on racial abuse from... What Lionel Messi said to Chris Smalling after tough challenge left him bleeding
Cork city fans protest John Delaney at Turners Cross
'It did affect me massively': Ireland's Derrick Williams on racial abuse from club fan

Good to see the boys are still good buddies after a vicious clash in the Champions League tie at Old Trafford. Respect to Mess for Carrying on Warrior!

Speaking to the BBC, the Manchester United defender revealed that he shook hands with Messi after the game.

“‘Yeah we spoke after. I didn’t realise at the time actually that I had caught him like that,” said Smalling

“But after the game we had a brief chat, shook hands and he said he knew it was an accident.”

Cork city fans protest John Delaney at Turners Cross
'It did affect me massively': Ireland's Derrick Williams on racial abuse from club fan