Lionel Messi traveled to Saudi Arabia to play a series of friendlies with Inter Miami. One of them was the long-awaited crossing with Cristiano Ronaldo's Al Nassr. However, the match could not take place because both the Portuguese and the captain of the Argentine National Team left the game due to various discomforts. In the case of the man from Rosario, he was sidelined at the last minute due to discomfort in his right femoral biceps according to information from TN journalist Leo Paradizo.
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As happened in other games, Leo was bothered by the scar from an old injury suffered in his right back, something that made him play with discomfort on more than one occasion and that even left him out of games in recent times.
“Leo is dealing with the issue of the old scar and its evolution is day by day. The scar is annoying, it doesn't hurt. “I'm not a doctor to explain it, but I do know that those scars are bothersome, even mentally, to be loose in a game,” Gerardo Martino, coach of Inter Miami, had said in the month of September after the captain of the Argentine National Team may be present in the South American Qualifiers duel against Bolivia.
Lionel Messi was on the bench against Bolivia, but he did not even sign the team sheet. (Photo: AP)
On this occasion, and although they waited until the last minute to comply with the commercial agreements that the Florida team has, Messi had to be absent from a match again.