Luis Suarez and Andy Robertson in tunnel spat as tempers flared at half-time in Barcelona’s Champions League win over Liverpool
- Luis Suarez and Andy Robertson were at loggerheads for much of the first half
- Striker had opened the scoring for Barcelona against his former club Liverpool
- The pair exchanged words and the argument continued in the tunnel at half-time
- Barcelona went on to win the Champions League semi-final first leg 3-0
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez and Liverpool defender Andy Robertson were involved in a tunnel ‘spat’ at half-time during Wednesday night’s Champions League semi-final.
The two players had exchanged words towards the end of the first half after Suarez had opened the scoring against his former club.
Despite his affinity with Liverpool, where he scored 82 goals between 2011 and 2014, Suarez certainly didn’t hold back in his celebration.
Luis Suarez and Andy Robertson were involved in a ‘spat’ at half-time during the Barcelona vs Liverpool Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night
The pair had been at loggerheads throughout the first half after Suarez scored the opener
Virgil van Dijk stepped in to split Suarez and Robertson as they had a heated argument
And having also become involved in a heated argument with goalkeeper Alisson and defender Virgil van Dijk, Suarez exchanged words with Robertson and other Liverpool players as they returned to the dressing rooms.
BT Sport pundit Michael Owen witnessed the events, saying: ‘There was still a bit of a commotion there, walking up the tunnel at half-time.
‘Suarez having a bit of a go at Robertson, continuing that spat that there was in the first half.’
Suarez cheekily encouraged Robertson to keep his head up as Barcelona beat Liverpool 3-0
The Scot saw the funny side on this occasion having clashed with Suarez earlier in the game
Suarez certainly didn’t hold back in his celebration after scoring against his former club
Having taken the lead through Suarez in the 26th minute, Barcelona went on to grab a commanding lead in the tie thanks to Lionel Messi’s 599th and 600th goals for the club.
It leaves Liverpool with a mountain to climb in next Tuesday’s second leg at Anfield if they are to make the final in Madrid on June 1.