Although Lionel Messi changed the chip and it is already focused on what will be the triple date of the South American Qualifiers heading to Qatar 2022, does not abandon its most romantic side and from Caracas he dedicated un very special post to Antonela Roccuzzo.
The flea shared among his nearly 260 million followers on Instagram a romantic photo with his wife from the iconic Eiffel Tower. The publication added some six and a half million “likes” and had more than 50 thousand comments, among which one of his teammates in the Argentine national team and PSG stood out.
Is about Leandro Paredes, who “reproached” him for the copyright of the image. “PH”, The midfielder replied that he will not be able to play against Venezuela this Thursday due to suspension. “I don’t know if it was you. I’m not sure ”, was the captain’s mischievous reply. Argentinian. “Daaaaa”, the former Boca Juniors footballer closed with a tone of resignation.
Lionel Messi was one of the last to join the Argentine delegation that is in Caracas to play the first of the three South American Qualifying matches against Venezuela on this FIFA date. After his long-awaited debut at PSG, La Pulga completed the squad led by Lionel Scaloni, who analyzes with some casualties the eleven that will take the field this Thursday from 9:00 p.m. in Argentina.
Messi debuted last Sunday at Paris Saint-Germain in France and played his first 20 minutes of play of the season. Then, he made himself available to the Argentine coaching staff, along with Leandro Paredes and Ángel Di María, also PSG footballers who accompanied the Argentine captain in his private plane to Caracas.
The three rested for much of the day and in the afternoon they faced the second training session that the team held at the sports center of the Deportivo La Guaira club in Caracas, in what was the reunion with the rest of the squad after the conquest of the Copa América in Brazil on July 10.
Until now, Scaloni did not schedule a soccer practice and one of the team’s unknowns will be the presence of Messi from the start. The best player in the world continues with his fine-tuning from the physical and footballing point of view. The last word will have the number “10”. With the intervention of FIFA and the resolution of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS), Argentina will finally have the summoned of foreign football before the negative position of the authorities of the leagues of England, Spain and Italy.
Nevertheless, Scaloni will not be able to use defender Cristian Romero and Paredes, who must comply with Venezuela a suspension date by the accumulation of two yellows. Germán Pezzella and Guido Rodríguez, both Betis players from Spain, emerge as possible replacements. The match against La Vinotinto will be vital for Argentina in its intention to assert itself in second place in the South American Qualifiers, taking into account that the next rival will be Brazil as a visitor, on Sunday, September 5.
Although the Argentine coach will have to solve a dilemma and is that Tagliafico, Palacios, Montiel, De Paul, Lo Celso, Ocampos, Otamendi, Pezzella, Martinez Quarta and Nicolás González have a yellow card, Thus, one more will deprive them of playing the classic South American. Hence the doubt of Scaloni at the time of diagramming the eleven that will play this Thursday for the ninth date visiting Venezuela. Then, on Sunday, he will visit Brazil, in the postponement of the sixth day, while next Thursday, September 9, he will receive Bolivia, at the River Plate stadium, for the tenth date.
Thus, considering the risks of those who are on the verge of a suspension due to yellow cards plus the lack of activity of others, for example Messi himself, and the imminence of the subsequent game with Brazil, with a trip in the middle, the possible formation against Venezuela he formed with: Emiliano Martínez; Nahuel Molina, Germán Pezzella, Nicolás Otamendi and Marcos Acuña; Exequiel Palacios, Guido Rodríguez and Giovani Lo Celso; Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martínez and Ángel Di María.