Lionel Messi vomits on the pitch during Argentina game

(m) at 6-03-2014 06:51PM (6 years ago)

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Lionel Messi endured an uncomfortable evening in Bucharest as Argentina were held to a goalless draw by Romania – and their superstar was physically sick on the pitch.

The Barcelona forward was unable to unlock a stubborn Romania defence on a frustrating night – and his exertions in trying to break through appeared to take its toll, as Messi fell ill during the first half.

Messi made a slow start to the match and vomited briefly on the field in the seventh minute, shortly after taking a free kick.

After the game Messi played down his on-pitch illness: ‘My vomiting has always happened,’ he said. ‘It happened a few times with Barça. It’s nothing to me.’WATCH THE VIDEO HERE