The game finished 1-1 and Messi appeared agitated throughout the match, reportedly trading insults with Arbeloa, with both players covering their mouths to hide their words from the cameras. The Spanish newspaper Marca alleges that Messi also confronted Real assistant manager Aitor Karanka in the tunnel after the game, yelling: "What are you looking at? Shut up. You're just [Jose] Mourinho's puppet."
But the real fireworks came later as Messi "sought out" former Liverpool defender Arbeloa in the Bernabeu car park following the Copa del Rey clash.
The diminutive Messi, who presumably had to stand on tip-toe to see over the cars, eventually located Arbeloa
and let rip in "a tirade that left the Madrid player stunned". The Mail says Arbeloa's wife, who is expecting a child, witnessed Messi's moment of madness and was shocked by his behaviour.