Although it was not the most important of the day, the game that was played in Rosario was captivating because of everything that could happen in the stadium of Newell’s with Lionel Messi after the drug threat he had suffered in the week. First, the leper fans gave 10 a flag with a message full of feelings. Later, the team won and the coach gabriel heinze He left a curious phrase in reference to the best footballer in the world.
What did the Gringo declare after the 1-0 victory against Barracas Central, a relieving triumph after the very tough elimination in the Argentine Cup against the modest Claypole of the fourth division and the defeat against the recently promoted Instituto? Heinze spoke about Messi and the chances of him returning to Newell’s after the drug threat he received, which included a shooting at the supermarket that belongs to Antonela Roccuzzo’s parents.
Said the Newell’s coach: “It gives me a bit of shame to talk about Messi. The only one who has to decide if he comes back or not is the person himself.” He continued: “You have to give Messi everything the club has, not lie to him, but the decisions are up to each one. You feel it or you don’t feel it. Nobody has an obligation to come. Leave Messi alone, let him keep giving us joys and let’s see him happy wherever he is”.
From very early on, in the Newell’s stadium, a flag appeared hanging with strong support for Messi and with a heartfelt message: ‘Leo: you are the heart of a country that loves you. Newell’s is with you’.
River wins a controversial match with altercations
Of course, before the stories rescued at the Marcelo Bielsa stadium, River had won a controversial away match: Lanús 2-0 at La Fortaleza. José Paradela and Lucas Beltrán scored the goals. The garnets ended up involved in a fight because they had two goals canceled with a VAR that was more than discussed and they accused the referee Darío Herrera of being a River fan.
The end was very hot. The Lanús fans threw projectiles at the River players. While the coach of the ‘millionaire’ team, Martín Demichelis complained because there was no air conditioning in the visiting dressing room and because the rival coach, Frank Kudelka, did not come over to greet him.
There were three other games on Saturday corresponding to the sixth round of the Argentine league: Platense 1 – Central Córdoba 1, Gimnasia 0 – Colón 0 and Atlético Tucumán 1 – Banfield 0.
Thus, River joined the list of leaders at least until today, with 12 points, the same as Defensa y Justicia, Talleres, Lanús and San Lorenzo. It has 11 Hurricane. Boca, Central and Newell’s add 10. Racing, Sarmiento, Tigre and Instituto, 8.
Today the sixth day will continue with Independiente – Instituto, Talleres – Vélez and Tigre – Argentinos. And there will be a proposal above all, a classic: Huracán – San Lorenzo.