Lionel Messi in bust-up with Edinson Cavani as Uruguay striker ‘urges Argentina star to FIGHT him, to which he responds “whenever you want”’ during feisty friendly
- Edinson Cavani allegedly said he wanted to fight with Lionel Messi on Monday
- Argentine newspaper Ole claim Messi said ‘whenever you want’ in response
- This came as the two were involved in a heated exchange during the friendly
- Uruguay defender Diego Godin was seen trying to calm down the Barcelona man
According to Argentine newspaper Ole, Cavani was spotted on camera suggesting he wanted to brawl with Messi during the match.
Ole claim Messi said ‘whenever you want’ in response.
Edinson Cavani allegedly asked Lionel Messi if he wanted to fight him on Monday evening
Cavani was spotted on camera suggesting he wanted to brawl with Messi according to Ole
This happened as the two were involved in a heated exchange during the friendly in Israel on Monday.
Uruguay defender Diego Godin was seen putting his arm around Messi to try and diffuse the situation.
Cavani played down the incident after the match, 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.’
The two were involved in a heated exchange during the friendly in Israel on Monday
This is the second time in four days Messi has been involved in a controversial incident.
The Barcelona star and Tite exchanged words during Argentina’s win over Brazil but it was the forward who had the last laugh after his team’s good run continued with a 1-0 victory in Saudi Arabia.
Messi looked to the touchline and put his finger to his lips before making another hand sign that appeared to tell the Brazil coach he had too much to say for himself.
Tite admitted he had been complaining to the referee during the first half and said the two men exchanged words.