Things got heated up during the match as Messi, who was making his first worldwide appearance after serving a three-month ban for saying Brazil fixed Copa America, was annoyed with the Brazil coach's complaints to the referee. The 32-year-old finished off a penalty rebound after Alisson Becker had saved his initial kick. The Barcelona ahead used to be suspended by CONMEBOL for accusing South American soccer's ruling physique of "corruption" after he used to be despatched off in July's third-home play-off with Chile on the Copa The United States.
Brazil captain Thiago Silva has accused his Argentina counterpart Lionel Messi of trying to influence the referee during Friday's friendly between the sides in Saudi Arabia. Messi responded to the 58-year-old's attempts to get the referee's attention by putting his finger to his mouth, signalling for him to be quiet - while he was also seen gesturing towards the manager.
"I was complaining because it was a yellow card foul and then I saw him telling me to shut up, so I told him to shut up, and that's it, ” said Tite".
As Brazil and Argentina played each other in one of the most sough after global rivalries, much hype had already gathered around it especially after the controversial Copa America semifinal earlier this year which was won by Brazil.
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'I argued with the ref and he kept laughing. 'He kicked two people and the referee did nothing. After the match, Messi said, "From the very start we tried to play".
"In the Champions League he doesn't have that advantage because the referees are tougher". That we didn't have Neymar on our side was a disadvantage.
"It's hard, because we talk so much about education and one of the most admired guys in football say". As much as you have rivalry, education must come first'.