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Edinson Cavani Called Out Lionel Messi For A Fight, Messi Was Happy To Go

Ryan Sidle

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Edinson Cavani Called Out Lionel Messi For A Fight, Messi Was Happy To Go

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

On Friday Messi told Brazil boss Tite to 'shut his mouth' as Argentina took on their South American rivals at the Superclasico and he managed to wind up Cavani even more on Monday night.

The two men were seen having an intense conversation during Argentina's match against Uruguay with newspaper Ole reporting the PSG forward offered his opponent a fight.

In response the five time Ballon d'Or winner answered, "Whenever you want!"

The incident happened after Cavani had put Uruguay ahead and they remained ahead until half time when the pairs argument continued.

According to the reports Messi's Barca teammate Luis Suarez had to separate the pair in the tunnel at the end of the first 45 minutes.

It all started after a heavy foul on Messi by one of Cavani's national teammates with the two then having an argument after the Barca man's complaints to the referee about the initial challenge.

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The incident only served to inspire the 32-year-old though. He assisted Sergio Aguero after the break from a free kick to make it 1-1.

Just five minutes later Cavani made it 2-1 and Argentina looked on the way to a loss in Tel Aviv, Israel, but again Messi stepped up to make the difference.

Martin Caceres handled the ball in injury time and the referee pointed to the spot. Despite his poor penalty record Messi scored the spot-kick to make it 2-2.

Godin tries to calm the situation down. Image: PA Images
Godin tries to calm the situation down. Image: PA Images

Speaking after the match Cavani said, "It was a classic, a match with lots of friction and strong tackles, as we have in South American football.

"Both sides have done good things, we leave with a positive feeling and we try to play football. then it was already a classic, we live it like this."

In the past Messi has been accused of not putting his all in for the national team and working harder for his club team, by the looks of it his passion runs just as high for Argentina.

Topics: Football News, Barcelona, PSG, Lionel Messi, International Football, Argentina, Edinson Cavani, Brazil, Uruguay

Ryan Sidle
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