Not too long ago, Messi wriggled his way into Brazilian minds with the only goal in the superclasico de las America, also telling selecao boss Tite to “shut up” for good measure.
On Monday, he turned his attention to Uruguay as the Albiceleste fought back for a 2-2 draw.
Edinson Cavani opened the scoring but his goal was cancelled out by Sergio Aguero’s. Luis Suarez then looked to have won it for Uruguay, before his Barcelona partner Messi equalised from the spot.
However the most extraordinary scene of the night was the fight between Cavani and Messi.
According to reports, the Uruguayan told Messi “let’s fight” and the Argentine replied “whenever you want”.