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Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by EmmanuelScott1(m): 7:20pm On Oct 15, 2021
The PSG superstar is not a fan of Brazilian match official Wilton Sampaio, but he is happy to have three more points on the road to Qatar 2022

Lionel Messi took aim at the weather and referee Wilton Sampaio after Argentina’s narrow 1-0 win over Peru in World Cup qualifying, with the Paris Saint-Germain superstar claiming that the Brazilian match official makes contentious decisions “on purpose”.

A solitary strike from Inter forward Lautaro Martinez was enough to earn the Albiceleste three more points on the road to Qatar 2022.

Six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi endured an off night as he struggled to make an impact, with the 34-year-old suggesting afterwards that testing conditions and those calling the shots conspired against him.

Messi posted on Instagram: "Difficult match, difficult to play. A lot of wind, they were playing deep, leaving little space for us.

"The referee always does this when he referees us, as if he does it on purpose. But well, three important points and we're close to our objective."


Why was Messi frustrated?
Argentina toiled for long periods against Peru and were fortunate to leave with maximum points after seeing the hosts awarded a second-half penalty.

That may have been the decision that incurred Messi’s wrath, but he and his international team-mates were let off the hook when Yoshimar Yotun cannoned his spot-kick off the crossbar.

Has Sampaio refereed Argentina before?

Argentina’s meeting with Peru represented the fifth time in which they have been officiated by Sampaio.

Messi clearly is not a fan, but the Albiceleste are unbeaten when the Brazilian is the man in the middle.

Their first outing under Sampaio also came against Peru in a World Cup qualifier back in October 2017, with that game ending 0-0.

A group-stage meeting with Paraguay at the 2019 Copa America finished 1-1, before Argentina got into the winning habit.

A further Copa America contest against Uruguay saw Guido Rodriguez net a decisive goal, while Ecuador were seen off 3-0 in the same competition.

Reasons to be cheerful
Messi would appear to have little to complain about, especially as Argentina have extended an impressive unbeaten record to 25 games.

Lionel Scaloni is just the second Albiceleste coach to oversee such a run, after Alfio Basile, and he believes there is still more to come from the 2021 Copa America winners.

He told reporters after edging out Peru: "Today we felt a bit tired. Playing three games in South America is wearisome.

"We took it forward and got the three points, which is what we wanted.

"It was a very important game and there was tension for that. I do not think that Argentina was satisfied with the result. Peru played well, they are a very difficult opponent. Apart from the penalty incident, I think we controlled the game."
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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Nobody: 7:28pm On Oct 15, 2021
He's not handsome

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by TeeGentle(m): 9:29pm On Oct 15, 2021
some ref wicked die

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by NwaNimo1(m): 8:21am On Oct 16, 2021

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by bankolefun(m): 8:21am On Oct 16, 2021
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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Democracynna: 8:21am On Oct 16, 2021
Ok
Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Anthony0094(m): 8:21am On Oct 16, 2021
If ref don frustrate am d way dy don frustrate ronaldo, Messi 4 don retire since

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Johnnoah1st: 8:21am On Oct 16, 2021
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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Dalil8: 8:21am On Oct 16, 2021
Typical Lord Eibarman.

Today he's blaming the referee, tommorow he's blaming the wind or the grass on the pitch.


There's always something to complain about.

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Daddycoded: 8:22am On Oct 16, 2021
I only hear excuses

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Tobichuks08: 8:22am On Oct 16, 2021
If nah Ronaldo talk post the media will come for his head painting him vain and rude
Your team won a match but you could not perform and your blaming the ref and wind lol

Messi is just being procted by the media noting.

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Jas80: 8:22am On Oct 16, 2021
GOAT
Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Matheusmartin: 8:22am On Oct 16, 2021
...evil ref. He's even a Brazilian.
The same way Anthony Taylor nor dey use good eyes look Chelsea.

My DARLING Goat, no one can stop your 7th balon'dor.

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Helpfromabove1(m): 8:22am On Oct 16, 2021
So u think na every go respect you because you be Messi , oga pack well some ref no send u and that how it should be

Ref unto A what you will ref unto B

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Lugianostar(m): 8:22am On Oct 16, 2021
Some referees are agent of the �
Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Ayemileto(m): 8:22am On Oct 16, 2021
shocked

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by bestpunterever: 8:23am On Oct 16, 2021
This guy always complain

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Mbbscentric(m): 8:23am On Oct 16, 2021
U
Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by spy24(m): 8:23am On Oct 16, 2021
Time is telling us who the real goat is

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by yanabasee2: 8:23am On Oct 16, 2021
He's no GOAT... He's just a frustrated player who wandered away from his Barcelona home...

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Jas80: 8:23am On Oct 16, 2021
Golfam:
This Midget should just retire

CR7 is the ultimate GOAT

You dy call person midget no be say you tall o, 5.2ft dy call person midget, watin I no go see

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by MJBOLT: 8:24am On Oct 16, 2021
your papa wey handsome,where e dey??

Iyaebe:
He's not handsome

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by xxxtedyxxx(m): 8:24am On Oct 16, 2021
Wbiem:
Who is your G.O.A.T

Like for RONALDO
Share for Midget

Go find work

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Taiwojon(m): 8:24am On Oct 16, 2021
Ronaldo and Messi debate will soon start again oooo.


Typical fans of debatee!

Anyway
There is no greatest of all time (goat)
There is no goat except Jesus.

Well
Jesus paid the ultimate price for you,
The lamb that was slain for your redemption.

Believe on Jesus, trust in him and Repent from your sins

Jesus saves

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Mbbscentric(m): 8:24am On Oct 16, 2021
Dalil8:
Typical Lord Eibarman.

Today he's blaming the referee, tommorow he's blaming the wind or the grass on the pitch.




Your nightmare!

After the seventh one, your hatred will increase small.

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by BATSaver: 8:24am On Oct 16, 2021
Mbbscentric:



Your nightmare!

After the seventh one, your hatred will increase small.

Pessi is finished
Useless Midget
Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by ngpatriotz(m): 8:24am On Oct 16, 2021
i remember one of those with Brazilians referees can be very vexing. Thats how one give Mesi red Kard with no offence
Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by Jeezuzpick(m): 8:24am On Oct 16, 2021
TeeGentle:
some ref wicked die

Yet he has refereed the Argentines 5 times and they didn't lose any of those 5 matches.

Messi is the biased one here.

He's getting cranky in his old age.

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Re: Messi Hits Out At Referee, Says 'He Does It On Purpose' As Argentina Struggles by MJBOLT: 8:26am On Oct 16, 2021
Dalil8:
Typical Lord Eibarman.

Today he's blaming the referee, tommorow he's blaming the wind or the grass on the pitch.


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