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Argentina 2-2 Uruguay: Lionel Messi equalises late on with penalty

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi scored an injury-time equaliser as Argentina drew with Uruguay in Israel

Lionel Messi scored an injury-time penalty as Argentina rescued a draw in their friendly with South American rivals Uruguay in Tel Aviv.

Messi's Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez had given Uruguay a second-half lead from a free-kick before Martin Caceres handled in the area.

The Argentina captain nonchalantly rolled in his second international goal in as many matches.

Edinson Cavani opened the scoring but Sergio Aguero levelled for Argentina.

Messi was in the mood from the outset as he rode four challenges in the first half before retaining possession and picking himself off the floor to spin the nearest defender and play the ball wide.

The forward, who scored on his first Argentina appearance since July in Friday's win over Brazil, had a hand in both of his side's goals in Israel.

First, his delicate free-kick was met by a glancing header from Manchester City's Aguero, and then he salvaged a draw from the spot with defeat looming after Argentina goalkeeper Esteban Andrada could only palm Suarez's set-piece into the top corner.

Line-ups

Argentina

  • 23Andrada
  • 4Saravia
  • 6Pezzella
  • 19Otamendi
  • 3Tagliafico
  • 15de PaulSubstituted forRodríguezat 88'minutes
  • 5ParedesBooked at 40minsSubstituted forGonzálezat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8AcuñaSubstituted forDomínguezat 68'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 21DybalaSubstituted forMartínezat 76'minutes
  • 9Agüero

Substitutes

  • 1Marchesín
  • 2Foyth
  • 7Mac Allister
  • 12Musso
  • 13Alario
  • 14Kannemann
  • 17Domínguez
  • 18Rodríguez
  • 20Lo Celso
  • 22Martínez
  • 24González
  • 25Pérez

Uruguay

  • 12Campaña
  • 22Cáceres
  • 19CoatesSubstituted forGonzálezat 17'minutes
  • 3GodínBooked at 53mins
  • 20Viña
  • 5VecinoBooked at 43mins
  • 14Torreira
  • 15ValverdeSubstituted forBentancurat 75'minutes
  • 7LozanoSubstituted forRodríguezat 88'minutes
  • 9Suárez
  • 21CavaniBooked at 39minsSubstituted forLaxaltat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Muslera
  • 2Méndez
  • 4González
  • 6Bentancur
  • 8Pereiro
  • 11Stuani
  • 13G Silva
  • 16Rodríguez
  • 17Laxalt
  • 18Gómez
  • 23Suárez
Referee:
Roi Reinshreiber
Attendance:
29,000

Match Stats

Home TeamArgentinaAway TeamUruguay
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home18
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, Argentina 2, Uruguay 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Argentina 2, Uruguay 2.

Foul by Sergio Agüero (Argentina).

Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Nicolás González (Argentina) is shown the yellow card.

Lautaro Martínez (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matías Vecino (Uruguay).

Goal!

Goal! Argentina 2, Uruguay 2. Lionel Messi (Argentina) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Martín Campaña.

Attempt saved. Sergio Agüero (Argentina) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicolás Tagliafico with a cross.

Sergio Agüero (Argentina) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Diego Godín (Uruguay).

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Guido Rodríguez replaces Rodrigo de Paul.

Substitution

Substitution, Uruguay. Brian Rodríguez replaces Brian Lozano.

Foul by Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina).

Luis Suárez (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rodrigo de Paul.

Renzo Saravia (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diego Laxalt (Uruguay).

Attempt missed. Germán Pezzella (Argentina) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Nicolás González with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Giovanni González.

Attempt blocked. Brian Lozano (Uruguay) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Nicolás González (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diego Laxalt (Uruguay).

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Nicolás González replaces Leandro Paredes.

Foul by Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina).

Brian Lozano (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Lautaro Martínez (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicolás Domínguez.

Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brian Lozano (Uruguay).

Sergio Agüero (Argentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Torreira (Uruguay).

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Lautaro Martínez replaces Paulo Dybala.

Substitution

Substitution, Uruguay. Rodrigo Bentancur replaces Federico Valverde.

Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Diego Godín.

Attempt blocked. Paulo Dybala (Argentina) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rodrigo de Paul.

Attempt missed. Sergio Agüero (Argentina) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Argentina 1, Uruguay 2. Luis Suárez (Uruguay) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Argentina. Nicolás Domínguez replaces Marcos Acuña.

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