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'Motherf*cker, what's your problem?' Lionel Messi in furious post-match row as Argentina earn rare win in Bolivia


Their joy was evident as they celebrated at the final whistle, but tensions also spilled over as Messi was seen trading comments with rival captain Marcelo Martins and Bolivia's fitness coach Lucas Nava, who is an Argentine.


The tensions were eventually calmed as Argentina maintained their 100 percent start to World Cup qualifying, having edged past Ecuador on Friday thanks to a Messi penalty.


In La Paz, they had found themselves 1-0 down after 24 minutes when opposition skipper Martins headed home from a cross, but levelled things up thanks to a fortuitous finish from Lautaro Martinez – who scored when defender Jose Maria Carrasco blasted a clearance directly into him on the stroke of half-time.


The turnaround was complete when Joaquin Correa grabbed the winner for Lionel Scaloni's men with an impressive left-footed strike on 79 minutes.


Scaloni's team are now unbeaten in nine games, and next face Paraguay and Peru in November as the notoriously grueling South American qualifying campaign continues.


Lionel Messi was involved in an angry post-match exchange with members of the Bolivian coaching staff after Argentina picked up a rare victory at high altitude in their World Cup qualifier in La Paz.






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