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Monterrey coach apologizes after saying Lionel Messi had 'the face of the devil' and wanted to fight him

Inter Miami and Monterrey have a score to settle on Wednesday, and it goes beyond the second leg of their Concacaf Champions Cup matchup. It centers around, of course, Lionel Messi.

Monterrey assistant coach Nico Sau0301nchez issued an apology Friday after audio leaked of him claiming Messi wanted to fight him following Monterrey's 2-1 win last Wednesday. Per USA Today, there was a confrontation involving Messi, some of his Miami teammates and coach Tata Martino in the Monterrey locker room after the game.

Messi has not played in a match since March 13 due to a right hamstring injury.