The Argentina captain suffered an horrible tackle that could have ended his career after Venezuela player Luiz Martinez was shown a straight Red card for a serious foul play on the Argentina captain.
It was a scary moment for the 6 times Balloon d'or award winner who many thought will not continue the match due to the incident.
After proper check by the medicals, Messi was allowed to continue the match because he could still play through the pain.
Lionel Scolani's boys dominated the game in the second half and brilliant performance from Lionel Messi created a lot of goal scoring chances for his team.
Joaquin Correa's brilliant goal in the 74 minutes double the lead for the Southern American Champions before Angel Correa sealed the victory. Venezuela got a consolation goal in the last minute of the game through Yeferson Soteldo.
After that Lionel Messi's horrible incident, it reminded us on how he has escaped career ending injuries in time past.
Lionel Messi is one of the most fouled player in the history of football and his brilliant performance have attracted several career ending Injury to him. The likes of Sergio Ramos, Marcelo and other La Liga stars have all tried to stop the dynamic player with hard tackles.
Lionel Messi remains one of the most decorated footballer in the world in terms of Individual awards and the price was paid through different tackles that could have ended his beautiful career.
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