Messi’s late goal helps Ar­gentina hold Uruguay

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Tel Aviv, Is­rael - Lionel Messi scored a late penalty as Ar­gentina drew 2-2 with Uruguay in a friendly held in Tel Aviv, Is­rael, on Mon­day. .

The game pit­ted Messi against his Barcelona team­mate Luis Suarez, and it looked as though the Uruguayan had got­ten the bet­ter of him as he scored one goal and set up an­other to give his team a 2-1 lead go­ing into in­jury time.

But a ball into the box was han­dled by a Uruguayan de­fender, and Messi slot­ted the re­sult­ing penalty home to en­sure an en­gag­ing friendly ended all square. The 32 year old had ear­lier teed up Manch­ester City striker Ser­gio Aguero to make it 1-1, af­ter Edin­son Ca­vani had opened the scor­ing.

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