Lionel Messi’s post that went viral in the Argentina-Colombia preview

February 2, 2022

in the previous of the match between Argentina and Colombia for date 16 of the Qualifiers that were played at the Mario Alberto Kempes Stadium in Córdoba, two of the leaders of the Selection who could not be on the field, were shown on their social networks living the preview of the match against the coffee growers and putting up with his teammates. It was about Lionel Messi and Leandro Paredes, who published images of how they prepared in the anteroom.

Leo was absent for this double date, something that was agreed with the coach Lionel Scaloni, because the Rosario crack had COVID-19 in early January and delayed his recovery. As the albiceleste cast is already classified, the coach agreed with the team captain that the best thing would be for him to stay in France, where he returned to play with his club, the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). He played 28 minutes in the 4-0 win against Reims in Ligue 1, but this Monday they were eliminated from the French Cup on penalties -at home- against Nice, his escort in the French championship.

The flea He uploaded a story on his Instagram account in which the television that at that time was broadcasting the warm-up exercises of his teammates in Córdoba is seen.

In the case of Walls, the midfielder who also plays in the PSG, had to return to Europe since in the match against Chile last Thursday, which was a 2-1 victory in Calama, received the second yellow card and could not be present in the match against those led by Reinaldo Rueda. “Let’s go Argentina” put the former Boca Juniors player, while also observing the previous work of the National Team on the Cordovan lawn.

The containment midfielder has a greater arena in the albiceleste cast than in the Parisian team and has all the confidence of Scaloni, who from the beginning of his cycle made him one of the bastions and is a fixture in each call and in the starting eleven beyond that in the season in the PSG is not usually the owner.

Minutes later the one who joined was another benchmark of the Argentine team as Rodrigo DePaul, who could not be before Colombia for the same reason as Walls. The Atlético de Madrid midfielder also posted on said social network where, with mate in hand, he asked “how much is left?” Immediately, the former Racing player posted a shared photo with Messi and Paredes following the match in Córdoba and expressed “come on selection” with two hearts with the colors light blue and white and the Argentine flag

Beyond the absence of both, the sense of belonging to the Selection and the good internal climate with his colleagues led to both Messi, Walls Y From Paul show how they live the minutes before a new meeting of the Albiceleste, who has a consolidated performance and comes from showing his character at a collective level in a hard stoppage as is always the hand in hand before the Chileans and as a visitor.

The team of Scaloni they won 1-0 against Colombia in the clash in Córdoba and stretched their undefeated record to 29 games. S his last loss was in the semifinals of the 2019 Copa América against Brazil. After the forced break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he started qualifying for the World Cup on the right foot and built his pass to Qatar which was secured after the goalless draw against Brazil in San Juan, last November.

After the last two games for the Conmebol qualifying phase, at the end of March, on the 24th at home against Venezuela and 29 vs. Ecuador as a visitor, there will be the match against Italy in the clash of the champions of Europe Y South America, which has a date for June 1 without a defined venue.

The objective of Scaloni is that their leaders can add games against rivals from the Old World to enhance the preparation for the ecumenical contest in order to arrive in the best shape, since at the regional level their performance was demonstrated both by the pass obtained four dates before and the title in the Copa America 2021 disputed in Brazil that allowed the Argentina cut a 28-year drought without major titles.


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