Sports - Football - Gossips Updated: November 17, 2023

Messi speaks after Argentina's dramatic lose to rival, Uruguay

By Martins Obiweluozo
November 17, 2023

The game between Argentina and Uruguay was expected to produce fireworks in the real sense with Lionel Messi speaking after such a controversial game with their counterparts.

It was a game where the Uruguay side ended Argentina's 14 games unbeaten run prior to the loss they experienced against Saudi Arabia.

Argentina playing at home was expected to win their star-studded squad. But Uruguay made the difference with goals from Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo opening the scoring to make it 1-0 in the 41st minute of the match.

Liverpool's Darwin Nunez made it 2-0 87th minute. The game saw controversy when Messi was fouled and players on both sides were involved in a heated argument with Uruguay's Manuel Ugarte and Chelsea's Enzo Fernandez the focal point.

Messi was brought down with the match scoreless before Ugarte shouted at the Argentine side through a mass of bodies.


But Fernandes took notice of this, squaring up to the 22-year-old and shoving him on the chest. Ugarte retaliated and had to be held back by his own teammates.

In the end, Lionel Messi spoke about the incident saying

“I prefer not to say what I think about some gestures. But these young people have to learn to respect their elders. This game was always intense and hard but always with a lot of respect. They have to learn a little bit.”

Argentina's next game is against almighty rivals Brazil, while Uruguay welcomes Bolivia at home in the South American qualifiers.


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