RODRIGO DE PAUL slapped Lionel Messi as the pair joked around in Argentina training. A video has gone viral of De Paul messing around with Messi in Miami during a session.
In the clip, Messi can be seen saying something to De Paul, prompting a playful slap from the midfielder. Both players can be seen smirking after the incident, with Leo's former PSG team-mate Leandro Paredes also grinning as he led De Paul away.
According to Mundo Deportivo, De Paul mouthed "Are you stupid, Leo?" The Atletico Madrid star is sporting a bleached blond barnet over in the United States, where Argentina are based this week.
De Paul and Messi go way back, with the Atleti ace having earned his first international cap in 2018. The duo won the Copa America together in 2021, Messi's first international trophy.Read more on thesun.co.uk