Lionel Messi bust-up with Edinson Cavani as Argentina draw Uruguay

Author: Futaa Sports
Lionel Messi, (left) during the match

Lionel Messi and Edison Cavani were involved in a bust-up as Argentina battled to a 2-2 draw against Uruguay in a friendly clash on Monday night in Tel Aviv, Israel.

It is alleged that Cavani asked Messi if he wanted to fight him during the clash and the Barcelona man responded by saying ‘whenever you want'.

Reports indicate that the argument continued in the tunnel after the half-time whistle  and Messi’s club mate, Luis Suarez, had to intervene to separate the pair.

Cavani however,  played down the incident after the match and was quoted by ESPN as saying: “It was a classic, a match with lots of friction and strong tackles, as we have in South American football.

“Both sides have done good things, we leave with a positive feeling and we try to play good football. It was already a classic.”

This is the second time in four days Messi had been involved in a controversial incident. The Barcelona star and Tite exchanged words during Argentina's win over Brazil.

Messi looked to the touchline and put his finger to his lips before making another hand sign that appeared to tell the Brazil coach to shut up.