Messi grabs rival by the neck during argument in Argentina vs Uruguay

Starting between Argentina e Uruguay at Bombonera it started hot, with scenes of widespread arguments between players from early on. And it even left for Lionel Messi.

In the 19th minute, after Rodrigo de Paul and Mathias Olivera clashed on the side of the field, the number 10 arrived to break up the fight in a heated manner.

Threatening to elbow his Uruguayan rival, the Argentine star even put his hand on his opponent’s neck to pull him away from his teammate.

The fight ended after referee Wilmar Roldán joined the famous ‘stop it gang’ and scolded Olivera and De Paul.

For the 5th round of World Cup qualifiersthe two rival teams fight for the lead in the qualifiers.

The post first appeared on www.espn.com.br

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