Messi flops for Argentina again, misses Aguero in Colombia draw

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Argentina did not benefit from any magic on the pitch from Lionel Messi on Wednesday, as they only managed a 2-2 draw against Colombia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The biggest question of the evening was why Messi and Sergio Aguero were not on the pitch together.

The Albiceleste had a brilliant start to the match, with Cristian Romero finding the back of the net in the opening three minutes. Just five minutes later, midfielder Leandro Paredes doubled the lead. The opening ten minutes looked very promising for Argentina, but they were not able to keep the momentum on their side. Messi had a largely quiet first half, with neither of the other two forwards effective in the attack.