Lionel Messi Scores on Argentina Return to Sink Brazil in Friendly

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first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Riyadh: Lionel Messi struck on his return to international duty following a three-month ban as Argentina defeated fierce rivals Brazil 1-0 in a friendly in Riyadh.The Barcelona forward was suspended by CONMEBOL for accusing South American football’s ruling body of “corruption” after he was sent off in July’s third-place play-off with Chile at the Copa America. Messi netted the only goal of the game at the King Saud University Stadium on 13 minutes on Friday, tapping home the rebound after his penalty was saved by Brazil goalkeeper Alisson.His effort came shortly after Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus rolled a spot-kick wide for Brazil, who were playing without the injured Neymar.Messi, who scored with a pair of free-kicks in his last game with Barcelona, twice threatened from set pieces in the second half before Liverpool ‘keeper Alisson beat away a powerful drive from Leandro Paredes.Rodrygo, the 18-year-old who scored a sensational Champions League hat-trick with Real Madrid this month, made his Brazil debut as he replaced Willian for the final 20 minutes.However, Brazil were unable to find an equaliser as their winless run since capturing the Copa America title extended to five matches.”It’s important to win and it is always nice to beat Brazil, for the rivalry, which feels a lot of late,” said Messi.”It’s good for everything that is to come, to continue growing while looking towards the qualifiers and the next Copa America (in 2020).”The meeting between the two South American giants was the second in Saudi Arabia in little over a year. Brazil beat Argentina 1-0 in Jeddah in October 2018.Brazil also defeated Argentina 2-0 at home in the semi-finals of this year’s Copa America, a controversial match that left Messi complaining the hosts had benefited from favouritism.Brazil will play a friendly against South Korea in Abu Dhabi on November 19, in their final game before South American qualifying starts for the 2022 World Cup in March. argentinabanBrazillionel messi First Published: November 16, 2019, 10:16 AM ISTlast_img read more


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first_img(EDs: Repeating after making correction in para 3) Hyderabad, July 25 (PTI) The Cue Slam — Indian Cue Masters League, was today formally launched here and the inaugural season would be held in Ahmedabad from August 19 to 25. The League will be a five team affair with franchises from leading cities across the country competing for honours. The teams from New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Ahmedabad have been christened as Delhi Dons, Chennai Strikers, Gujarat Kings, Bengaluru Buddies and Hyderabad Hustlers. As many as 25 players were picked during the players? draft earlier in the day, with marquee players being picked at USD 15,000. Cue Slam will be played on a round robin cum knock-out format. Each tie will consist of five matches with three 6 Red snooker and two 9 Ball pool matches per tie. Each franchise will have five players (1 Icon player, 1 Female player, 3 men players, with a stipulation that a minimum of three Indians will be in the team). Sportzlive Entertainment, who are also the official license holders of the Premier Badminton League, have acquired long-term rights for Cue Slam. While BSFI will provide technical support and help in acquiring players, Sportzlive will be responsible for managing and executing the league. 16-time World Champion Pankaj Advani, said “a format like this will excite the fans and I see it becoming a very popular sport very soon. We had been waiting it for long time. “It is extremely fast paced game, we have to adapt ourselves just like the audience likes it. People like fast paced games, they like unpredictable results, they like upsets, they like drama and thats what we are going to provide and we are really looking forward to it as players.” When asked if they need to undergo separate training Pankaj said, “Obviously, 15 seconds to play a shot which is very quick. Yes, we will have to train separately for this because it is extremely fast paced and it is going to be very exciting. “I am going to see lot of errors as well because players are not used to it but i guess it adds to the drama and excitement. “Obviously it is not going to be the ideal way of playing in terms of skill and lasting over a long period of time. But, I guess we also have to move with the times and look forward for promoting our sport and packaging it in the best possible way,” Pankaj said, reacting to another query. PTI VVK BS ATKadvertisementlast_img read more