Lionel Messi has made comments on the World Cup qualifier game between Argentina and Brazil which was controversial after the fierce fight was erupted in the stands. The game ended with Argentina winning it 1-0 but before half time the fight erupted and the game was halted for some time.
In a thrilling World Cup qualifier game between arch-rivals Argentina and Brazil, Lionel Messi found himself at the center of attention not just for his exceptional on-field performance but also for his comments on the off-field chaos that affected the match.
The game, which ended with Argentina securing a hard-fought 1-0 victory, was not without its share of controversy. Before halftime, a fierce fight was erupted in the stands, causing the match to be temporarily halted. While the players showcased their skills on the pitch, the scenes in the stands took an ugly turn, prompting Messi to speak out about the unsavory incidents.
“We saw how the police were hitting people, also with some of our families here — it also happened in the Libertadores final,” Messi remarked in a post-match interview. The reference to the Copa Libertadores final, a prestigious South American club competition, highlighted Messi’s concern over a issue.