Physical problems returned for Lionel Messi in the match against Paraguay, episodes that he had already experienced in his professional stage
Lionel Messi, forward of Argentina, had physical problems this Thursday in the duel against Paraguay in La Bombonera during the Conmebol qualifiers, as his arcades returned, so he had to ask the Albiceleste doctors for gum to calm the discomfort.
According to Messi himself, his disease is called chronic rhinosinusitis, as he revealed to The Goleada, a Spanish program, years ago and argued that it is nothing serious or that it affects the performance of the South American.
However, this is not the first time that he has retched and even vomited during a game. Here are the previous occasions that Messi suffered from this problem on the pitch.
Super Cup against Real Madrid
It was the final of the Spanish Super Cup in 2011 and the retching and spitting were constant in the game against the meringues, where he put his hands to his stomach and took out some fluids.
On January 4, 2012 he was measured against Osasuna in the Copa del Rey and the Argentine said that he had a “stomach ache”, but in the images of the game, his retching was constant, he wiped his mouth on several occasions and spat in repeatedly.
Against Real Sociedad
On February 12, 2014, Messi battled with the arcades in Anoeta. Before the start of the first half, the South American constantly covered his face with his shirt, wiping his mouth with his hands. In the first half he stooped to nothing to vomit, but he contained himself. Drinking water was the momentary solution.
On matchday 31 of LaLiga, the Argentine had episodes of retching and hands on his knees accompanied by spitting that passed as the game progressed.
Before the Athetic of Bilbao
It was April 20, 2014 and in the Camp Nou tunnel he could not bear the retching despite carrying a chewing gum and vomited before jumping onto the pitch. His teammates looked away and the then technical director, Gerardo Martino, also avoided seeing Messi’s discomfort. “It happens to me often at my house, in practice,” he said after the episode.
In March 2014 he had these episodes on the FIFA date prior to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The ‘Tata’ Martino said that he saw him diminished because he saw him blow his nose and acknowledged that he went to the bank for water to calm the annoyance.
On May 11, 2014, he put his hands on his knees, spit and retched in the match on matchday 37 of LaLiga.
On June 7, 2014, in a friendly game in preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Messi had his retching in the middle of the game. Although it did not reach the vomit.
In the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Messi had an episode with the Albiceleste, because on June 21 against Iran, he had retching and not the water or the pills he took in the middle of the game calmed his discomfort. They went from less to more and around the 16th minute of the game he was prostrated on the field with his arcades.
In the final of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Messi once again suffered his discomfort with retching and coughing that did not diminish his game despite the fact that he put his hands to his knees on several occasions and spat on the pitch.
Against Atlético de Madrid
On January 22, 2015, the Argentine retched in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals against the Colchoneros and had to vomit on the field.
Before Al Ahli
In a friendly in 2016 in Qatar, Messi’s arcades returned and it worried all the members of Barcelona, because after he suffered these episodes in 2014 and 2015, they thought they were in the past.