Lionel Messi, Edinson Cavani have heated clash in Argentina draw with Uruguay

Lionel Messi, Edinson Cavani have heated clash in Argentina draw with Uruguay

Lionel Messi saved Argentina from losing to Uruguay in a friendly match in Israel on Monday, scoring a penalty kick in injury time on the way to a 2-2 draw.

Suarez then put Uruguay back in front with an excellent free-kick but Messi scored a penalty in the 90th minute to rescue a draw for Argentina.

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.

Their heated chat came after Cavani opened the scoring in the first half, putting Uruguay 1-0 up at the break, before Messi assisted Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero for the equalizer at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv.

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

"The footballers were very anxious, just like me and the coaching staff. We were sent images of missiles which were exploding in the air and we have not experienced that before", Tabarez said.

The Israeli military said around 450 rockets were fired at its territory during the fighting and air defences intercepted dozens of them in mid-flight.

A ceasefire was declared on Thursday however stays fragile.

Sylvan Adams, an Israeli-Canadian businessman whose economic backing ensured the match was held in Israel, reported he hoped to exhibit a further aspect of the Jewish point out. Only Brazil legend, Pele has scored more global goals (77) than Lionel Messi. On the pitch at periods it felt like the Messi show, with the crowd chanting his identify and every mazy run greeted by vociferous cheering.

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

During the first half of the match, Leo Messi went on another one of his trademark runs and took on nearly the entire opposition defence.

Tensions boiled over after Messi was heavily fouled by one of Cavani's team-mates in the first half.

He accused CONMEBOL, the governing physique of South American soccer, of corruption and fixing the event for hosts and eventual winners Brazil.

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