Lionel Messi was fortunate to flee a critical harm after struggling a leg-bending sort out towards Venezuela in a 2022 World Cup qualifier.
Argentina claimed the three factors in a 3-1 win, however the Albiceleste suffered a nervy second within the first half of the match, after Messi felt the total drive of a Luis Martinez problem.
The 34-year-old Messi was charging in the direction of the Venezuela field when Martinez stepped as much as sort out him. Messi knocked the ball previous the defender, however Martinez adopted by way of and his studs have been planted into Messi’s shin.
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The Paris Saint-Germain attacker’s leg bent backwards and he fell to the bottom, leaving his team-mates and followers nervous about his situation.
Martinez had simply come into the match as a sub two minutes earlier than he made the sort out on Messi. The 28-year-old was initially proven a yellow card for the foul however he was quickly dismissed after a VAR overview.
Regardless of the horror sort out, Messi was in a position to stick with it and end the sport. It was the primary match he had began since main Argentina to Copa America success in July.
Messi did not want to hold Argentina on this sport with teammates Lautaro Martinez, Joaquin Correa and Angel Correa getting the highway objectives.
Final month Messi signed with Paris Saint-Germain in France, however he has performed in only one match for his new membership in a substitute look. Previous to that PSG debut in Ligue 1 towards Stade de Reims, Messi had been present process preseason coaching.
Argentina is on monitor to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, sitting second behind Brazil within the South American standings. The highest 4 groups advance on to Qatar with the fifth-placed group getting into an intecontinental playoff for a ticket to Qatar.