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Messi: The Penalty Was Painful

Messi: The Penalty Was Painful

By SL International - Jun 17, 2018 09:00 AM

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi says he feels responsible for his side dropping points in their opening 2018 World Cup clash.

Read: Messi Misses Penalty As Argentina Drop Points In World Cup Clash

Argentina began their World Cup campaign with a point after being held by tournament debutants Iceland.

La Albiceleste did have chance to take the lead midway through half when they awarded a penalty, but Messi had his spot-kick saved.

"It was hard for us to break, it's not easy when a rival plays so far back," Messi told reporters, according to FourFourTwo. 
 
"The penalty was painful, I feel responsible.
 
"We do not have to go crazy, we deserved to win, but we have to improve a lot, now we have to be calm."
 
Do you think the draw against Iceland will any effect on Argentina going forward? Let us know in the comment section below.


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shezin22 Joined: 16 Jan 2014
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shezin22 Jun 19, 2018 11:13 AM
If only some players can up their game n dnt focus on messi i think messi can n will still do well knowing that his back is covered.abt penalty i accept u messi even maradona n pele missed in their heydays.lift ur head up mr messi u still d best in d best
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Morgizer31 Joined: 13 Jun 2018
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Morgizer31 Jun 18, 2018 10:00 AM
Those who start well will finish badly but to those who willstart well will find it hard at the end u will c
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downzzz Joined: 27 Jan 2018
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downzzz Jun 18, 2018 08:32 AM
This worl cup wl suprise many ppl for the first time messi u dspnt me wena
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jun 18, 2018 08:00 AM
It has affect argentina, and winning against Croatia and Argentina will be hard for Messi and his crew!
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Soni_JX Joined: 19 Apr 2017
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Soni_JX Jun 17, 2018 11:44 PM
This donkey is busy making lot of polluting noise.....a lot of meningless and useless words. You can even ask yourself......what is this idiot trying to say? Then comes his r.e.t.a.r.d.e.d bunch of groupies........yapping hot air all the way, making lousy lamentations. What are you saying about lembongolo yenu kahle-kahle?
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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Jun 17, 2018 09:32 PM
Keep pushing goat
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Carder305 Joined: 19 Apr 2017
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Carder305 Jun 17, 2018 05:38 PM
He resigned from international duty and forced to come back, now this,? Surely he will resign for good if his nation doesn't go through.
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thoamawi Joined: 22 Aug 2011
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thoamawi Jun 17, 2018 03:29 PM
Cr7 is not yet safe until the group satage is finished, he might go home early with that three goals, don't speak like he even qualified for knockout, too earl now, he never go far in the world cup
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Gutihazard14 Joined: 08 Mar 2018
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Gutihazard14 Jun 17, 2018 02:47 PM
Advice:Messi swallow your pride and ask Ronaldo how to do it.
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Mpho wa Cosmos Joined: 24 Mar 2018
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Mpho wa Cosmos Jun 17, 2018 02:31 PM
this days Messi is talking more on the media while the King talks with his feet on the field. Cr7 3 overated Barcow perfomer 0
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NkosieOFsoccer@ Jun 17, 2018 01:21 PM
Fact the overrated guy can't take spot kicks with heavyweight stigma on them refer 2 last Copa's..while Cr7 does the oppossite, ask Spain, Juventus ect...Messie is not COMPLETE dats all....LooooL
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NkosieOFsoccer@ Jun 17, 2018 01:20 PM
Fact the overrated guy can't take spot kicks with heavyweight stigma on them refer 2 last Copa's..while Cr7 does the oppossite, ask Spain, Juventus ect...Messie is not COMPLETE dats all....LooooL
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Voltaire Jun 17, 2018 11:31 AM
Hard luck my king we believe in you, we are still waiting for your magic that will steer the Albiceleste to their 3rd world cup triumph... ##GodSaveTheKing
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aphington-WA-RI-KHOSI Jun 17, 2018 11:06 AM
@@gunners Messi has runners up medal plus WC player of the tournament
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alizebucs1986 Joined: 30 Jun 2017
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alizebucs1986 Jun 17, 2018 10:50 AM
Even the madala Maradona could have scored that penalty against the fisherman
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@gunners Joined: 07 Apr 2018
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@gunners Jun 17, 2018 10:45 AM
Until you score a hatric in World you are second best to CR7 plus he's got European cup with Portugal yet you have nothing with Argentina
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Jun 17, 2018 10:25 AM
It happens my King missing penalties is part of the game ............. it's just that when the greatest misses the whole world feel the pain but its okay even Pizza will tell u that its okay
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alizebucs1986 Joined: 30 Jun 2017
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alizebucs1986 Jun 17, 2018 10:15 AM
@Nelson nd idiots Forget that it was Cr7 who was Responsible for Portugal getting that 1 Point,whereas it was Messi being responsible for Argentina Dropping the 3 Points..that is the difference
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Jun 17, 2018 10:13 AM
Ordinary blahman
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Kgandashisa the King Jun 17, 2018 10:07 AM
Scoreboard: Messi 0- Ronaldo 3, i don't care who says what oksalayo CR7 ke boza, the best, i smell Balon d'or number 6 for the king of kings

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