Argentina-Uruguay: Messi gets angry – There was one in the first half of the World Cup qualifier between Argentina and Uruguay (which Uruguay went on to win 2-0). violent conflict in which Messi was involved. The latter intervened to calm the situation, but roughly grabbed Olivera by the neck, which further aggravated the already complicated situation.
Here’s what happened in the Argentina-Uruguay game
Argentina suffered a defeat at the Alberto J. Armando Stadium of Uruguay, during the competition for the fifth round of World Cup qualifying in the South American group. The tough defeat left Argentina stuck in the rankings until Thursday. The game developed into a conflict with Leo Messi making an unexpected move and being responsible for Uruguay’s second goal at the end of the game. With five wins in a row Argentina had high expectations and seemed ready to confirm their dominance in the standings, but that wasn’t the case.
When the two teams entered the pitch, the fans surprised everyone with a truly unique choreography in honor of their idol Leo Messi. The game between Argentina and Uruguay was initially full of emotions. When Araujo scored in the 41st minute of the first half and Núñez then doubled the lead in the 87th minute, the fans went wild and the spectators’ joy was even greater. However Due to the aggressiveness and some exaggerations on the field, the atmosphere quickly disappeared. After a foul on MessiSome of the comrades present defended La Pulce, but especially De Paul. Afterward Manuel Ugarte (PSG midfielder) he made a bad gesture towards Rodrigo De PaulThe situation became more complex when Olivera also railed against it the former Udinese footballer. With his nod, the midfielder indicated that De Paul was a “supporter” of Messi, it was the latter intervened to calm the situation, but roughly grabbed Olivera by the neck to push him away and avoid an impending fight. Ugarte’s behavior was bizarre (captured on cameras), which fueled tensions on the pitch.
Messi’s words after the game
At the end of the game, Messi said:
“Games like this against Uruguay are always like that. I’d rather not say what I think, but these people need to learn respect from the older players. The Clasico between Argentina and Uruguay was always very tough, but with a lot of respect. That’s why they still have a lot to learn.”