Messi’s top scorer with Argentina, Ronaldo loses with Portugal

Axel Allag, Media365, posted on Wed 16th Nov 2022 at 11:15pm.

This Wednesday, the fortunes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo mixed. The first confirmed his good level by being a scorer and passer in Argentina’s victory over the Emirates (5-0), while the second, suffering from gastritis, lost in Portugal’s friendly match against Nigeria, Thursday.

Argentina witnessed a quiet final rehearsal before the 2022 World Cup. Six days before entering the competition against Saudi Arabia, the Argentine national team extended its unbeaten streak to 36 matches by easily defeating the United Arab Emirates, at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi ( 5-0). Lionel Messi confirmed his brilliance by being the decisive pass in the opener of Julian Alvarez (17), before he scored at the end of the first season with a cross after a hook in front of many opponents (44). Angel Di Maria scored two goals (25th and 36th) while Joaquín Correa rounded out the celebration on the hour mark.

Ronaldo suffers from stomach problems

Cristiano Ronaldo, unlike Lionel Messi, has not been able to warm up ahead of the 2022 World Cup, which will begin on November 24 with an opposition against Ghana against Portugal. On Wednesday, he missed evening training and will not participate in the final preparatory match against Nigeria, Thursday, in Lisbon. Ronaldo suffers from gastroenteritis, something that makes players very weak, lose a lot of fluids, and weakens them.. He is in his room to rest and recuperate. It won’t be ready for tomorrowCoach Fernando Santos confirmed in a press conference. A package unrelated to the interview awarded with the five-year Ballon d’Or to Piers Morgan, in which the player admitted feeling betrayed by Manchester United. “This issue has nothing to do with us or the national teamSaid Santos, in remarks reported by Agence France-Presse.

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