For this reason, Messi participated as a substitute in the face of Uruguay and Argentina

The minutes that Lionel Messi played with his country against Uruguay in the South American qualifiers for the World Cup Qatar 2022, was a source of contention between “Tango” and Paris Saint-Germain, yet the two sides made a call about a compromise.

“Bulga” missed the last two matches of the Parisian team before the international break due to injury, but immediately joined the players of Lionel Scaloni as soon as the break began.

Leonardo, PSG’s sporting director, was outspoken in his dissatisfaction with this, although Messi was clear when he agreed to his contract with the Parisian club by placing a clause allowing him to prioritize representing his country.

While the “Argentine magician” was visiting the treatment clinic in Madrid, his teammates were suffering from a draw with Leipzig in the Champions League, and Messi’s return directly to the stadiums was not something that the French club was excited about.

However, Scaloni – from a position of strength after leading Argentina to victory in the Copa America – has held discussions with Saint-Germain in recent days and it appears that the two sides have reached an agreement on how to deal with Messi.

Messi did not start the match against Uruguay at dawn today (Mecca time), and this was the first time in 5 years that he started an international match from the bench.

He participated in the 76th minute, meaning that he played about 20 minutes, in which he was unable to influence the outcome of the match that ended with Argentina winning with a single goal scored by Angel Di Maria.

Scaloni explained – in his press conference after the match – the reason for dealing with Messi in a way that no previous coach of the “Albiceleste” had dared.

Scaloni announced that, “We decided not to play because he came from an injury and was out of action for a while. With the entry of the second half, we needed him to add new blood to the team and prepare for the next confrontation against Brazil.”

PSG are hoping Messi will be back and fully fit to play once the international break ends, although he is expected to play a key role against Brazil on the 17th.

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