The taunt is in response to the “Messi, Messi” taunts that Cristiano Ronaldo receives from Barcelona fans and non-supporters alike when he visits other stadiums.
The Portuguese winger was jeered in his nation’s 4-0 Euro 2012 qualifying win over Cyprus last September and now it appears that Messi (25) will have to endure similar treatment on the road, as Argentina face Peru in a World Cup qualifier today. He starred in Argentina’s 3-1 win over Paraguay on Friday and will be eager to score today and silence the Peruvian supporters.
Japan win 1-0
Meanwhile, Asian champions Japan shrugged off the late injury withdrawal of Manchester United’s Shinji Kagawa to beat Iraq 1-0 and stay top of their group in their 2014 World Cup qualifier yesterday.
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