Leo Messi He had a strong reaction against the player Matias Oliveira In the Argentine national team’s match against Uruguay in La Bombonera in the South American qualifiers.
The Albiceleste captain grabbed the Uruguayan by the neck in the middle of a fight that lifted the match’s spirits.
In the 20th minute, the classic match between Argentina and Uruguay heated up, with Matías Oliveira, Rodrigo de Paul and Leo Messi the protagonists of the first battle in an ever-heating match.
It all started when Nicolas Gonzalez went down in the penalty area after an alleged slap from a Uruguayan player. Play continued and when the ball went sideways there were players who complained to referee Wilmar Roldan.
After this situation Matias Oliveira He complained to Rodrigo De Paul, which led to an altercation that included shouting, shoving and even a slap from the Napoli defender; While Alexis Mac Allister tried to separate them.
However, the poetry did not stop there, because Leo Messi He entered the fight as he had a reaction to separate the Uruguayan who grabbed him by the neck.
Rodrigo De Paul defends Messi even from Suarez
Rodrigo de Paul He became a bodyguard Lionel Messi On the pitch, the Atletico Madrid midfielder is responsible for making sure no one touches Leo on the pitch when they are defending the Albiceleste.
However, De Paul took his role seriously and cared for Messi, even outside of matches. This Thursday, while Leo and Lucho were hugging each other, Colchonero appeared and gave the Uruguayan a slight push and pulled him away from the Inter star. .Miami.
Luis Suarez He took it with good humor and embraced De Paul, who immediately managed to escape the display of affection from the Uruguayan, who continued to walk across the pitch to join his group.
Before the confrontation at Boca Juniors Stadium, Argentina leads the CONMEBOL qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup with 12 points and an ideal pace with four victories in four dates, while Uruguay occupies third place with only seven points, without missing out on that. A win in Buenos Aires would give him the chance to jump to second place.
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