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Footage of How Fans Reacted Angrily After Leo Messi Was Fouled in Warm Up Game Against UAE Emerges
- Football fans could at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium stadium in Abu Dhabi could not help but react angrily to a challenge on Lionel Messi
- The Argentina talisman shrugged off the challenge to produce yet another sterling performance for La Albiceleste as they walloped the UAE 5-0
- The 35-year-old earlier pulled a prank on his teammates after he faked an injury during Argentina's pre-World Cup training on Monday
Football fans, who gathered at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi to catch a glimpse of Lionel Messi and his Argentina teammates, had their hearts in their mouths for a moment.
Argentina, who are bidding to clinch their third World Cup title in Qatar, easily dispatched the United Arab Emirates to seal a comprehensive win in their final dress rehearsal ahead of the Mundial.
Messi himself was on the scoresheet while also registering an assist in La Albiceleste's five-nil trouncing of the UAE on Wednesday afternoon.
Despite the 35-year-old's superlative display in the game, he was involved in an incident which got fans agitated.
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What happened with Messi?
Messi went into a challenge, as Argentina pressed their opponents to assert their authority on the game, as reported by GoNowSports on YouTube.
Fans close to the action quickly registered their displeasure with the incident, standing on their feet to yell at the opposing player, as noted by Roy Nemer.
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The Paris Saint-Germain star arrived at the Argentina camp in Abu Dhabi alongside Juventus pair Angel Di Maria and Leonardo Paredes on Monday morning.
The 35-year-old did not waste time, joining Argentina’s public training session in the afternoon.
Messi nets stunning goal
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Messi scored a goal to wrap up his prep for the World Cup later this week.
The Paris Saint-Germain superstar set up Julian Alvarez in the 16th minute for Argentina's first goal in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Messi himself would score in the 44th minute, outplaying two players to find the back of the net.