'Constant danger' - Uruguayan media react to Darwin Nunez's performance that left Lionel Messi 'angry'
Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez scored in Uruguay's 2-0 victory over Argentina.
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Darwin Nunez was on target yet again as Uruguay earned another historic victory over Argentina during the early hours of Friday morning.
Nunez played a talismanic role to help Marcelo Bielsea's side earn a 2-1 victory over Brazil last month. He recorded a goal and assist as Uruguay defeated the five-time World Cup winners for the first time in 21 years.
Now La Celeste have beaten the reigning World Cup champions Argentina. They earned a 2-0 triumph in Buenos Aires, with Nunez firing home in the 87th minute to wrap up all three points. The success ended Argentina's unblemished start in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, with Uruguay moving up to second in the table.
Nunez carried on the scintillating form he's displayed for Liverpool this season, having scored seven times and registered six assists. Uruguayan newspaper El Pais gave the 24-year-old's performance an 8/10. The comment on his performance said: "In the first half he had a very clear chance of scoring when he went one-on-one against Dibu Martínez. His shot was lost close to the hair. In the complement, he had revenge and did not fail. He made it 2-0. Very committed putting pressure on the last Albiceleste line."
El Pais reported after the game that Lionel Messi, captain of Argentina, was left angry 'with the young people' of his side.
Meanwhile, La Red 21 reported how Nunez was a 'constant danger' throughout the encounter to defeat Liverpool team-mate Alexis Mac Allister.
The former Benfica forward missed a good chance in the first half, although ESPN described how he built up 'power and speed' to engineer the opportunity. And when he did get another opening in the closing stages, Nunez showed devastating pace to his Argentina on the break before he 'feints and finishes against [Emi] Martínez to close the game." Nunez and Argentina will return to action when they play Bolivia on Tuesday (23.30 GMT).