Vilanova plays down Messi-Villa row
September 23, 2012
By ESPN staff
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has played down a row between Lionel Messi and David Villa during their 2-0 win over Granada.
Barcelona looked likely to drop their first points of the season before a stunner from Xavi Hernandez broke the deadlock and Borja Gomez was forced into a late own goal.
But it was a frustrating evening for the Catalans and Villa, starting for the first time since his return from injury, was seen as being reprimanded by Messi in the 44th minute ...