- Lionel Messi helped Argentina qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup after playing a 0-0 draw with Brazil away from home
- The Abiceleste secured an automatic ticket after Ecuador defeated Chile by 1-0 in the CONMEBOL qualifiers
- The entire Argentine team held up a banner in support of Sergio Aguero who is having a heart problem
Summary of the game
It was a quiet night for Lionel Messi and his teammates as the match did not produce any goals but sealed their passage into the Mundial.
Vinicius Junior came closest in the game but was denied by Aston Villa Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.
Nicolas Otamendi was lucky not to have git a red card he elbowed Matheus Cunha inside the box as the referee ruled out any foul or a penalty to Brazil.
Messi was spotted struggling with his left knee which slowed him down in the second half of the match.
The match ended in a statement with Messi and the rest of the squad assuring their fans that they would be at the World Cup next year.
Argentine show solidarity for Aguero
Meanwhile, before the game, Messi led his teammates in holding up a banner showing support for Sergi Aguero who has a heart problem.
The Argentine striker has been advised to stay off the game for three months after developing a heart problem during a La Liga fixture with Alavaes.
The banner was accompanied with a photo of Aguero celebrating a goal for Argentina as it read:
"We are all with you, Kun."
Dani Alves passes medical at Barcelona
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Dani Alves has completed his medical after making a sensational return to Barcelona following the appointment of former teammate Xavi Hernandez, Facebook.
The decorated Brazilian footballer joined the team in training after undergoing his medical at the hospital.
Before conducting the medical examination, Alves was quoted by Digi Sport:
"You missed me, eh? I always surprise."
Ramos and Messi relationship is not what people think it is at PSG
Legit.ng also reported that had earlier reported that fresh revelation from Paris claim that former Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos and ex-Barcelona captain Lionel Messi are not great friends since they moved to PSG, Sport Skeeda reports.
It was a blockbuster summer transfer window for the French club as both legends arrived the Parc des Princes to join Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Both stars have competed against each other in fierce El Clasico clashes for over a decade with Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Source: Sports Brief News