Lionel Messi with the Argentinian selection

A CHALLENGE OF 'HEIGHT'

Lionel Messi, in front of the challenge to win for the first time in La Paz

Published:12/10/2020 - 16:48h

Updated:12/10/2020 - 18:43h

Lionel Messi, captain of the Selection Albiceleste, is prepared to remove the spine nailed of have not won any meeting in The Peace, to 3650 metres of height

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It presents a new challenge for Lionel Messi; after the victory by the minimum in front of Ecuador in the last meeting of the Albiceleste, the captain of the Barça and of the selection finds in The Peace, with the aim to line an aim more in his list of attainments: win his first meeting, to more than 3.600 metres of height, in the Bolivian capital, with the National Selection of Argentina.

After the last previous training to the party in the sportive complex of Ezeiza, the group directed by Lionel Scaloni took a flight to Santa Cruz of the Saw, where would do scale to finish arriving to the Airport The High, situated to 4.200 metres of altitude respecto the level of the mar. Later, in coach, went down until The Peace, where contested his second meeting clasificatorio for the World-wide 2022.

Bolivia will be the opponent of the Argentinian, this Tuesday, in the Eliminatory for the Glass of the World. In this meeting, Messi will have to face one of the few aims that remain him for fulfilling. During all the years that the 'Flea' has dressed the T-shirt albiceleste, never has been able to win neither mark in this stage, thing that could change, happened the 2 of the morning (Spanish hour).

The best player of the alone world has contested two meetings in front of Bolivia, in the city of The Peace. In the first, eleven years ago, under the orders of Diego Armando Maradona, substitute in the charge of Alfio Basile, the Argentinian of Lionel Messi fell, in a party for the forget, by 6-1. It is not of extrañar that the only surviving of the eleven initial of that day was the '10'.

Years afterwards, in 2013, the two selections saw again the faces in the Stadium Hernando Siles. Although this time the result was much more parejo, alas, neither could carry the victory. The meeting finished 1-1 although Messi was about to to find goal with two shots of free direct.

The numbers of Lionel Messi in the Selection

In spite of the habladurías, without arguments, about the bad performance of Leo in the Albiceleste, possesses some statistics of scandal. In the 15 years that carries defending the colours of his country to absolute level, already has achieved to annotate 71 goals and 42 assistances, turning into the maximum realizador and assistant of the history of the Argentinian Selection.

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