Lionel Messi and Edison Cavani got into a spat with each other during Argentina vs Uruguay friendly tie which ended with a 2-2 tie in Israel. It was Uruguayan striker who offered to fight first and then Messi responded to the same by saying, “whenever you want". It was the Uruguayan striker who challenged Messi and Cavani responded to the same. The Uruguay striker was asked about the heated argument on the field and he admitted having a faceoff with Messi by the reporters after the match. Lionel Messi Dribbles Past Six Uruguay Players During ARG vs URU International Friendly 2019, Netizens Left in Awe of Argentina Footballer's Mad Skills (Watch Video).
“Yes, that’s football. That’s what the Clasico matches [between Argentina and Uruguay] are like. That’s football,” said Cavani after the match. It was Cavani who netted the first goal of the match and then Sergio Aguero netted an equaliser at the 63rd minute of the game. Luis Saurez from Uruguay gave a lead to the team scoring yet another goal and out the team on 2-1. But it was the Barcelona star who saved the team from losing the game and scored a late goal. But it was the fight between Cavani and Messi that dominated the headlines.
The video of the incident was shared on social media online. Check it out below:
En exclusivité les paroles violentes de Lionel Messi qui auraient été à l’origine de sa bagarre avec Cavani pic.twitter.com/CSDt4tdIOg
— H 🇵🇹 (@HgooG78) November 18, 2019
It is widely reported that Cavani asked Messi to fight to which the Barcelona star said, “Whenever you want.” Diego Godwin was the one who solved the dispute. Cavan later added, "On both sides, there are 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."