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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.



Formation 4-3-3

  • 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


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


Formation 4-4-2

  • 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


  • 1Muslera
  • 2Méndez
  • 4González
  • 6Bentancur
  • 8Pereiro
  • 11Stuani
  • 13G Silva
  • 16Rodríguez
  • 17Laxalt
  • 18Gómez
  • 23Suárez
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Argentina 2, Uruguay 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Argentina 2, Uruguay 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Agüero (Argentina).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Booking

    Nicolás González (Argentina) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Matías Vecino (Uruguay).

  8. Goal!

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Argentina. Conceded by Martín Campaña.

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Diego Godín (Uruguay).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Argentina. Guido Rodríguez replaces Rodrigo de Paul.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Uruguay. Brian Rodríguez replaces Brian Lozano.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Nicolás Tagliafico (Argentina).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Diego Laxalt (Uruguay).


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