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He's clearly still injured. Shouldn't have started. But anyway, :lol:
 

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His sides have been on the end of some shockers in the second half of his career
 

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What’s he going to do? Fake retirement again?
 

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This group should be easy enough for Argentina to qualify still, but this is a funny result after everyone acted like their name was already on the trophy.
 

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Thought he was in good form this season, any chance this has something to do with his muscle overload reported days ago?
 

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He has an overload of the bottlerius maximus.
He has a wife you know. You know what she's called? She's called Incontinentia. Incontinentia Buttocks

Another shocker from Messi on another important game, to nobody's surprise I imagine.
 

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Why do I have the feeling that many in here couldn't wait for something like this to happen? :lol:
 

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Why do I have the feeling that many in here couldn't wait for something like this to happen? :lol:
Without var he'd probably have 2 goals and 1 assist. Still once Saudi equalised him and Argentina were average. Still making this the legacy test for old men on their last legs is unrealistic.
 

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Why do I have the feeling that many in here couldn't wait for something like this to happen? :lol:
Ligue 1 proving once again it's a piss take of a league where Messi ran off to. Ronaldo is washed up too now but atleast he doesn't hide probably because his ego is too big to play in a 'lesser' league haha
 

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Has Messi announced his latest retirement from the Argentina National Team yet?
 

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He's just old, given his work rate Argentina just might be better off without him. I think we will see the same issue with Ronaldo and Portugal.
 

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He's just old, given his work rate Argentina just might be better off without him. I think we will see the same issue with Ronaldo and Portugal.
Yeah, there is also the "look for Messi", when going forward. Him and Di Maria just don't have energy and pace anymore. It becomes Messi FC rather than Argentina. Much of the team looks bang average though.
 

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Yeah, there is also the "look for Messi", when going forward. Him and Di Maria just don't have energy and pace anymore.
It's a bigger issue against high energy/work rate teams you can't afford 1 player slacking off. The thing about Argentina they have good enough players on the bench to make it work without Messi.
 

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Without var he'd probably have 2 goals and 1 assist. Still once Saudi equalised him and Argentina were average. Still making this the legacy test for old men on their last legs is unrealistic.
Haven't watched, so can't really say anything about his performance yet.

Ligue 1 proving once again it's a piss take of a league where Messi ran off to. Ronaldo is washed up too now but atleast he doesn't hide probably because his ego is too big to play in a 'lesser' league haha
Thanks for proving my point :) Still, I have absolutely no desire to have this discussion with you
 

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Argentina is simply not good enough, average midfield and defence. The problem is not Messi, but peoples expectations of him. He still need world class players around him.
So its time for their other attackers to step up and take some responsibility also. At the age of 35 he is still their best attacker.
 

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To be fair, Messi is finished. Even Qatar would have kept him quiet.
Definitely on his last legs. However Saudi Arabia were genuinely great in the 2nd half. No matter how much we may mock them they were good in this match. Tactically they got it all right.
 

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You don't often hear much about Messi not getting any service, because he's usually expected to create his own goals. We'll he is 35. At this point he probably needs some if he's supposed to create as well. But yeah he's past it mostly.
 

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He has a wife you know. You know what she's called? She's called Incontinentia. Incontinentia Buttocks

Another shocker from Messi on another important game, to nobody's surprise I imagine.
Messi was far from shocking today, not great but he’s been quite good this season on the whole
 

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He scored one and had another one ruled offside, he also set up two more offside goals. Messi was not the issue.
 

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Messi was the best outfield player on the pitch according to WhoScored. Including the entire KSA team.

Just admit you don’t watch football if you think he ”bombed”.
 

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He's just old, given his work rate Argentina just might be better off without him. I think we will see the same issue with Ronaldo and Portugal.
poor take, comfortably their best player over the last few years even now. The stats back it up too, 10 goals and assists and his last 8 matches which is a lot more than you can say for Ronaldo
 

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He scored one and had another one ruled offside, he also set up two more offside goals. Messi was not the issue.
2 of those only marginally offside as well. Still they were offside. Still not a terrible game from him. Could have wished for more of course.
 

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He scored one and had another one ruled offside, he also set up two more offside goals. Messi was not the issue.
He did get a goal but he wasn't great today.

As for finished not sure about that. He's declined of course but he has been doing well for Argentina and club this past year. Have to say that neither of those teams (or any teams) come across an opponent with the physicality and intensity I saw from SA today. It was amazing. Argentina as a whole found it hard to deal with them.

Let's see if they're to pick themselves up and qualify from the group.
 
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