- Lionel Messi's wife, Antonela Roccuzzo was unhappy with the conduct of their son, Mateo
- Roccuzzo was with her sons at the stadium as Argentina played Australia in the round of 16
- Messi inspired a 2-1 victory over the Socceroos to set up a last 8 date against the Netherlands
Lionel Messi's son, Mateo recently found himself on the wrong side of his mother, Antonela Roccuzzo, after throwing gum at supporters.
The Messi family is currently in Qatar to support the Argentina captain in his pursuit of landing a first-ever World Cup title.
Argentina recovered from an opening day setback against Saudi Arabia to record consecutive wins against Mexico, Poland and Australia to make it to the quarter-finals.
Messi has started as his usual self, with the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner up to three goals in the competition.
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Roccuzzo and Mateo Messi
While he has been inspiring his side on the pitch, his wife has been holding down the fort when it comes to the discipline of their sons.
Roccuzzo took her sons Thiago, Mateo and Ciro to the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium to watch Messi play against Australia in the round of 16.
The Sun reports that as the family waited for the game to get underway, Mateo threw a piece of gum he was chewing towards the stands.
His mother quickly beckoned him over and appeared to give him a telling off over his behaviour.
Minutes later, the whole family as was over the moon as Messi opened the scoring. Julian Alvarez added a second one in the first half to set up a clash against the Netherlands in the last 8.
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Roccuzzo stuns in purple kit
Antonela was among thousands of La Albiceleste fans who graced the epic knockout encounter staged at the Al-Rayyan Stadium.
As Messi impressed on the pitch, off it, his wife was also a major talking point. The mother of three stunned in a purple Argentina away shirt with Messi's name and iconic No.10 on it.
Messi watches family's goal reaction
Sports Brief had also earlier reported that Messi put on a masterclass performance, to inspire the South Americans to the quarter-final berth at the expense of surprise package Australia.
Messi, who was making his 1000th career appearance on Saturday, brought his knockout goal-scoring drought to a halt with a sublime finish in the 35th minute.
His wife, children and family were monitoring him from the VIP stands and went into a frenzy after his wonderful finish nestled at the back of the net.