Argentina vs Uruguay: Cavani, Messi threatens to draw daggers during international friendly

Lionel Messi and Edinson Cavani clashed during Argentina’s friendly against Uruguay (AFP via Getty Images)

Uruguay striker, Edinson Cavani reportedly asked Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, if he wanted to fight him during both side’s international friendly 2-2 draw on Monday night.

Goals from Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez, Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi ensure both teams played a draw in Tel Aviv, Israel.

According to Argentine newspaper, Ole, Cavani was spotted on camera telling Messi during the match to fight him.

Messi, in response, told the Paris Saint-Germain star ‘whenever you want’.

This came as the pair were involved in a bust-up during the encounter. It followed a strong foul on Messi that sparked an argument between him and Cavani as the action continued in the tunnel at half-time.

However, it took Uruguay striker, Luis Suarez to separate Cavani and Messi.

Speaking after the game, Cavani played down the incident.

The former Napoli star was quoted by ESPN as saying: “It was a classic, a very friction match with strong entries such as South American football.

“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.”


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