Lionel Messi and Argentina pulled out a big win against Brazil last night even though it was “just” a friendly.
Tensions between the two sides are always at the highest level. Last night was no different, especially as the Copa America wounds were still fresh for the Argentinians.
After a tackle on Willian in the first half, Tite thought that Messi deserved a yellow.
The referee disagreed, and so did Messi. Barcelona’s ace gestured at the Brazilian manager to shut up.
O repórter cinematográfico Jordi Bordalba flagrou o momento em que Messi manda Tite calar a boca. O técnico brasileiro comentou sobre o desentendimento com o argentino -> https://t.co/XgISSBT4dk pic.twitter.com/SEO8dJXA27
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Tite wasn’t the one to keep quiet, thus returning the gesture to Messi.
Tite even addressed it after the match.
“I complained because Messi should have been shown a yellow card and he told me to shut my mouth and I told him to shut his mouth,” Tite said, according to The National.
“And that was it,” he concluded.
Tite’s frustration is justified given that Messi was the difference-maker last night.
Argentina’s number 10 fell down in the box before converting his penalty, scoring the only and winning goal of the match.