3 times Lionel Messi rebelled against coaches

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Scroll through the gallery to see five records Lionel Messi broke in his time at Barcelona, Per fcbarcelona
1. All-time top scorer in a calendar year - Messi
1. All-time top scorer in a calendar year - Messi scored 91 official goals in 2012
2. Top scorer for one club - Messi has 672 goals,
2. Top scorer for one club - Messi has 672 goals, surpassing the 643 that Pele scored with Santos
3. All-time top scorer in LaLiga - Messi has 474 g
3. All-time top scorer in LaLiga - Messi has 474 goals in 520 LaLiga games
4. The only player who has been both top scorer an
4. The only player who has been both top scorer and top assist provider in the same LaLiga season - Messi achieved this feat in 2011/12, 2017/18 and 2019/20 seasons
5. Only player in the history of the club who has
5. Only player in the history of the club who has scored in six official competitions in one year - Messi scored in all six competitions in 2011

Following Lionel Messi’s reported "frustration" with Mauricio Pochettino, here are three occasions that the Argentine rebelled against his managers, including the time he reportedly refused to train at FC Barcelona after being subbed.  

Earlier this week it was suggested that Messi was frustrated after he was taken off during Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 win over Olympique Lyon, but this is not the first time that the forward has expressed anger towards a manager.     

The Daily Mail reported that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner has a history of disagreeing with coaches, after arguably his most famous rift with Luis Enrique in 2015 when the Spanish manager benched him for a LaLiga game against Real Sociedad. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see five records Lionel Messi broke in his time at Barcelona  

In response to his omission, he reportedly urged then-president Josep Maria Bartomeu to sack the coach and threatened to leave the club before Xavi Hernandez took the responsibility on himself to mediate the conflict between player and coach.    

Despite Messi and Pep Guardiola experiencing a successful relationship at the Blaugrana, the tactician manager once substituted the star during a 4-0 win over Valencia and this reportedly upset Messi who allegedly intentionally missed training the next day, according to Catalan radio station RAC1 

Read: PSG confirm Messi fears after Poch sub

His teammates eventually convinced him to leave his house after a plethora of phone calls, but when he arrived at the training facility, he then refused to get changed into his kit. 

Another famous incident between the aforementioned duo reportedly occurred following Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s blockbuster arrival from Inter Milan.   

The Daily Mail state that Messi was not a fan of the Swede and made sure Guardiola knew it, but, being young and shy at the time, he reportedly resorted to sending a text to his manager saying, "I can see that I am no longer important to the team, so …" according to the book 'The Messi Mystery'.    

Here are 16 stars who have scored four goals or more in a single UCL match, including Lionel Messi per GiveMeSport 

Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United)  - Scored
Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United) - Scored four goals in 4-1 win over Sparta Prague in 2004
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - Scored four goals in 4-
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - Scored four goals in 4-1 win over Arsenal in 2010 & five goals in 7-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen in 2012
Bafetimbi Gomis (Olympique Lyon) - Scored four goa
Bafetimbi Gomis (Olympique Lyon) - Scored four goals in 7-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb in 2011
Robert Lewandowski - Scored four goals for Borussi
Robert Lewandowski - Scored four goals for Borussia Dortmund in 4-1 win over Real Madrid in 2013 & scored four goals for Bayern Munich in 6-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in 2019
Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich) - Scored four goals in
Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich) - Scored four goals in 7-0 win over FC Basel in 2012
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - Scored four goal
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - Scored four goals in 8-0 win over Malmo FF in 2015
Simone Inzaghi (Lazio) - Scored four goals in 5-1
Simone Inzaghi (Lazio) - Scored four goals in 5-1 win over Olympique Marseille in 2000
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) - Scored
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) - Scored four goals in 5-0 win over Anderlecht in 2013
Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich) - Scored four goals i
Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich) - Scored four goals in 7-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in 2019
Marco van Basten (AC Milan) - Scored four goals in
Marco van Basten (AC Milan) - Scored four goals in 4-0 win over IFK Goteborg in 1992
Josip Ilicic (Atalanta) - Scored four goals in 4-3
Josip Ilicic (Atalanta) - Scored four goals in 4-3 win over Valencia in 2020
Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk) - Scored five goal
Luiz Adriano (Shakhtar Donetsk) - Scored five goals in 7-0 win over BATE Borisov in 2014
Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) - Scored four goals in 4-
Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) - Scored four goals in 4-0 win over Sevilla in 2020
Sebastien Haller (Ajax) - Scored four goals in 5-1
Sebastien Haller (Ajax) - Scored four goals in 5-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in 2021
Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan) - Scored four goals i
Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan) - Scored four goals in 4-0 win over Fenerbahce in 2005
Dado Prso (AS Monaco) - Scored four goals in 8-3 w
Dado Prso (AS Monaco) - Scored four goals in 8-3 win over Deportivo de La Coruna in 2003