Player who spat at Lionel Messi reported threats: Antonio Sarabia – International Football – Sports



Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi.

Antonio Sarabia spoke about what happened.

The Argentine National Team extended its ideal score in the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup to three games with a tight 1-0 victory over Paraguay thanks to a goal 3 minutes into the match. Nicolás Otamendi.

Lionel Messi He entered the field only after minute 52, but the timidity of Paraguay, on whose bench the Argentine debuted Daniel Garnero, It allowed the Albiceleste to score the three points without having to push themselves in depth.
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To much critics

In the 52nd minute Messi entered and the Monumental stadium applauded its captain and reference who received the ribbon from Otamendi.

Messi had three options to score: the clearest was a corner kick that almost became Olympic and one at the end in a free kick that hit Coronel’s right post.

Minutes before the end of the game, the Paraguayan Antonio Sarabia He spat at Messi, in an act that repudiated world football, an attack that was highly criticized.

Sarabia reacted and in a message on his social networks reported threats against him.

Antonio Sarabia

Antonio Sarabia’s Instagram

“For the simple fact of seeing my family affected and for receiving multiple threats for an act that I never committed,” he wrote.

And he added: “What example would I be giving to my daughters by committing an act like that?”

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