LIONEL MESSI confirmed his brilliance as soon as once more with a sensational piece of ball management in Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Paraguay.
The Barcelona celebrity proved age is only a quantity because the 33-year-old confirmed wonderful flexibility to pluck the ball out of the sky.
Lionel Messi confirmed good acrobatics to manage the ballCredit score: EPA
As he lurked on the sting of the field, a cross to him appeared overhit because the hosts tried to mount an assault.
However Messi leaped off the bottom, stretched out his left leg, and took the ball beneath his management.
He thought he had bagged a winner for his nation earlier than it was controversially overturned by way of VAR.
Over 30 seconds after Angel Romero misplaced the ball inside his personal half, Argentina went up the opposite finish with Messi ending off a superb passing transfer.
However the referee went to the VAR monitor and adjudged the Paraguay ace was fouled within the build-up.
According to Sport, fuming Messi went over to the referee and shouted: “You screwed us twice.”
The opposite incident was in relation to Paraguay’s opener when the referee pointed to the penalty spot after Martinez Quarta fouled Miguel Almiron.
VAR dominated out Lionel Messi’s successful objectiveCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Messi was left livid with the officers after the competitionCredit score: Reuters
Romero buried the penalty to place the guests forward however they had been pegged again 4 minutes earlier than half-time when Nicolas Gonzalez headed house Giovani Lo Celso’s cross.
After the competition Nicolas Otamendi mentioned of Argentina’s luck: “I feel within the first half we had been a bit uncomfortable with the strain however after we managed to cross the ball about and discover areas we spent virtually the whole second interval of their half of the sphere.
“We obtained the objective however sadly it did not stand.”