Newcastle United had a little fun at Lionel Messi’s expense after Paraguay’s Copa America draw with Argentina.
Newcastle player Miguel Almiron set up Richard Sanchez’s opener with a brilliant run, but Messi’s second-half penalty saw the spoils shared in the Group B clash in Belo Horizonte.
The draw leaves Argentina bottom of their group and facing an early exit but it was Almiron who, on Tyneside at least, was stealing the headlines overnight.
Newcastle’s Twitter account shared a picture of Almiron jostling for possession with Messi, captioned: ‘A football genius and Lionel Messi.’
Argentina lost their first match against Colombia before drawing with Paraguay and play Qatar in their last group match.
Messi’s men need Colombia to take something off Paraguay as well as defeating 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar.