Wednesday’s internationals friendly brought joy to many culés with Neymar’s superb hat-trick against South Africa, while it brought fear to the same people after watching Lionel Messi vomiting in the friendly against Romania. This wasn’t the first time we’ve seen an incident like this. Last year, the Argentine captain vomited in a friendly match against Bolivia. This was, however, justified with the match being played almost 13,000 feet above sea level. But that wasn’t the case on Wednesday, and like some who say that last year’s incident played a role in Messi’s injury and lack of fitness, the same fears are resurfacing as Barça approaches its most important part of the season. But the four-time Ballon d’Or winner downplayed the incident to calm his fans all over the world. “It happens to me all the time. It has happened various times with the club too. It is not anything that has not happened before.”
We all hope it’s nothing serious, Leo!