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Cavani On Confrontation With Messi

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Cavani On Confrontation With Messi

Lionel Messi and Edinson Cavani almost came to blows during Argentina's 2-2 draw with Uruguay in Tel Aviv on Monday evening after the Paris Saint German striker offered to fight the 32-year-old, according to reports.

Messi's Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez had given Uruguay a second-half lead from a free-kick before Martin Caceres handled in the area.

Lionel Messi has a habit of producing magical moments in football matches and the game against Uruguay was no exception as the Argentine dribbled past nearly the entire opposition defence.

The 32-year-old had earlier teed up Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to make it 1-1, after Edinson Cavani had opened the scoring.

It was not immune from politics - halfway through the to start with half the United States introduced it no for a longer time thought of Israeli settlements in the West Financial institution illegal, a shift condemned by the Palestinian leadership.

In the build-up to the game Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said he had been "very worried" about the game after a flare up between Israel and militant groups in neighbouring Gaza last week.

The Israeli army stated round 450 rockets have been fired at its territory in the course of the preventing and air defences intercepted dozens of them in mid-flight.

The key to playing was in the guarantees presented by the Israeli authorities: "We had the information that the security was guaranteed with the ceasefire which began in Thursday". Only Brazil legend, Pele has scored more global goals (77) than Lionel Messi. On the pitch at occasions it felt just like the Messi present, with the gang chanting his identify and each mazy run greeted by vociferous cheering.

The match comes after the cancellation of a pre-World Cup pleasant fixture between Argentina and Israel in June 2018 after boycott calls.

That match had been due to be played in Jerusalem, sparking Palestinian anger and criticism of Argentina online.

Before half-time, after Messi had been fouled by Matias Vecino, Cavani reportedly told the Barcelona forward to "fight it out," to which Argentina's No. 10 replied: "Whenever you want".

For the second time in just a few days Lionel Messi had on field "beef" with the opposition, this time almost coming to blows with Edinson Cavani.

Three days after marking his return from a three-month global ban by scoring the victor against Brazil, Messi once again underscored his value to his country.

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