Player who almost injured Lionel Messi after hitting him, decided to talk about it – La Opinion

Player who almost injured Lionel Messi after hitting him, decided to talk about it – La Opinion

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Inter Miami and Nashville SC will have a revenge match this Wednesday night in what will be the round of 16 from the Concachampions League; The first leg ended tied at 2 goals per side and thanks to the away goal advantage, the pink team has the possibility of advancing to the quarterfinals even if the match ends tied at zero goals or one. The game will take place at the Chase Stadium facilities in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The first leg remained in the memory of fans around the world, especially for an action that worried and set off alarm bells for more than one, especially at Inter Miami after a kick received by the Argentine idol born in Rosario, Lionel Andrés Messi, which almost culminated in a serious injury for the star striker.

What happened?

In the complement of the match in an attempt by the former Barcelona Football Club and Paris Saint Germain player to obstruct a clearance by the Nashville defensive player Lukas McNaughton who arrived before and after his rejection, his right leg was raised and completely impacted the calf area of ​​the Argentine player.

After this scene that spread on social networks, the defender took the floor and spoke at the press conference this Tuesday and had quite controversial words about it: “I made many entries in my career and it is what it is. People want to create something fake before and after the game. It’s just an entry. “It is what it is…” MacNaughton minimized the incident.

Concern in Miami about Messi

Lionel Messi’s gestures of pain after McNaughton’s strong tackle filled him with concern to the fans around the world of the Argentine player, and everything was worse once the video could be seen on the networks and you can see how the Argentinean’s knee and ankle bent at the same time and he immediately fell to the ground making many gestures of pain. There was no action by referee Marco Antonio Ortiz Nava and the VAR did not act either, so the Nashville defender was not sanctioned for this action.

“The abuse is the same everywhere. In person or online. I’m ready to play, it doesn’t affect me“, continued the Nashville SC defense player after being asked about the criticism he suffered on social networks, especially from Argentine fans.

Nashville coach supports his player

Gary Smith, Nashville’s technical director, was quite clear in the press conference that he supported his player. at all times and that he did not agree with the attacks that Lukas received on social networks: “I read social networks and I think that the majority of those people who write on the pages have no face, they have no name and in general They are fools. “The strong characters are the ones who say that.”

Messi back in play

Lionel Messi will return to action on the playing fields, after technical director Gerardo ‘El Tata’ Martino made the decision to rest him in the last MLS match against CF Montreal where the latter obtained a 3-2 victory.

The Argentine player had just played the four games of the season with Inter Miami: Three Major League Soccer games, with wins against Real Salt Lake and Orlando City and a tie with the Los Angeles Galaxy, and this draw against Nashville.

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