- Messi missed an important penalty that could have handed Argentina their first World Cup win
- The south American country were held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland in the opening Group D encounter
- Meanwhile, former Barcelona star Neymar has thrown jibes at Messi after his penalty miss
Brazil superstar Neymar has reportedly mocked Argentina forward Lionel Messi following his penalty miss against Iceland in their opening Group D encounter at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Sergio Aguero put the south American country ahead in the 19th minute through a thunderous shot, but Alfred Finnbogason's equaliser denied the 2014 finalists maximum points in that meeting.
The five time ballon d'Or winner however got a golden opportunity to seal the win for Jorge Sampaoli's men with less than 26 minutes to wrap the fixture up, but was unable to convert the spot kick, and both teams shared the spoil.
Messi led Barcelona to the Spanish League title last term but has been unable to replicate his form fir the Argentine side so far in Russia.
Meanwhile, just one day after the PSG star was said to have trolled his former teammate, he was also unable to lead his country Brazil to victory in their opening group game as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland.
The 26-year-old forward recently returned from a foot injusty that kept him out of action in most part of the second stanza of last term, and the forward suffered a frustrating evening against the Swiss.
According to Daily Star, Neymar is meaning to show the world he is more capable than Messi as reports in Spain claim the Brazil star was delighted in his ex-colleague’s misfortune.
Spanish news outlet Don Balon, reported that Neymar laughed at Messi for missing the penalty kick against Iceland.
It came just the day after Neymar had sung the praises of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who are generally considered to be the two best players in the world.
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"The two who are above all others right now are Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi,” he said.
"For all modesty, today I am the best player in the world — because they are from another planet."
Meanwhile, the 30-year-old Barcelona star will be hoping to be at his best when they face Croatia in an all star game on Thursday evening.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Argentina failed to pick up all three points in their first game at the FIFA World Cup since Italian 1990 after they were held to a 1-1 draw by debutants Iceland.
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The Lionel Messi-led Argentina took the lead in the 19th minute through Sergio Aguero but his goal was quickly cancelled out by Alfred Finnbogason, whose name will go down in history as the first man to score for Iceland at the World Cup.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi missed a penalty in the second half as he was frustrated all afternoon by Iceland goalkeeper Halldorsson.
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