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Lionel Messi's Son Accidentally Celebrated Barcelona Shot Hitting The Side-Netting

Josh Lawless

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Lionel Messi's Son Accidentally Celebrated Barcelona Shot Hitting The Side-Netting

Lionel Messi's son, Mateo, accidentally celebrated when he thought Barcelona's shot against the side-netting - prompting hilarious reactions from both his father and his strike partner Luis Suarez.

With their two key men absent through injury, Barca beat Betis 5-2 at the Nou Camp - goals from Antoine Griezmann (2), Carles Perez, Jordi Alba and Arturo Vidal ensuring the Blaugrana got back to winning ways following the 1-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao in last week's opening game of the season.

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Suarez and Messi were supporting Barca from the stands throughout the 90 minutes and the Argentine's middle child got a bit too ahead of him.

A clip doing the rounds shows Mateo nearly jump out of his seat - - leading to smiles and laughs all round in the Messi/Suarez clan.


Initially it was thought that Mateo was celebrating one of Real Betis' two goals in the game but the video is in fact from a missed chance for the home side.

The little lad has also become a bit of a meme for his reaction to Barca's fourth goal.

Mateo has a habit of being a troll, with Messi revealing in June that he plays as teams that have beaten his dad when having a kick-about and even celebrates Real Madrid's goals for a reaction from his older brother.

"We were playing at home and we're going for a kick-about. Mateo said to me: 'You're Barça and I'm Liverpool, 'cos I'll beat you.' He's got a lot to learn," he said.

"Sometimes the telly is on and he cheers Madrid's goals. My son Thiago gets annoyed and Mateo cheers them to annoy him," he explained.

Topics: Football News, FC Barcelona, Football, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez

Josh Lawless
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