Around 10 minutes before Argentina vs Australia knockout match on Saturday was supposed to enter halftime, Australian player Aziz Behich and Argentinian football star Lionel Messi entered into a confrontation that was caught on camera. 

In the heated exchange, both players appeared to push each other out of the way, even tugging at each other’s jerseys. At one point Behich collected the ball inside the left flank and threatened to attack Argentina’s defense. He also went shoulder-to-shoulder with De Paul as he looks to cross in but runs out of pitch eventually.

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Behich seemed to be angry at the fact that the referee had not taken actions against Messi. Watch the moment below:

However, the altercation only served as fodder to Argentina, and seconds later, Messi made a sweeping goal to give Argentina the lead of 1-0 against their opponent. As a result, Behich was mocked by a number of Argentina fans on Twitter. 

“To much delight, Aziz Behich trying to bully Messi, gets punked right back with a Messi goal!” one of them said, while another noted, “In the course of 60 seconds, Aziz Behich got outmuscled by Lionel Messi, gave away a childish foul in a dangerous area, and above all, enraged Messi and sparked him to life to give Argentina the lead. Great way to ruin a promising 15 minutes for your side.”

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One more said, “Aziz Behich picking a fight with Lionel Messi to wind him up when Australia were doing well to keep him quiet might not have been the best idea.” Another quipped, “Aziz Behich wound up Lionel Messi and then he almost immediately scored.” One more stated, “MESSI! Should’t have pisses the guy off, Aziz Behich.”

Behich is making history as the first Dundee United player to ever play in the knockout stages of a World Cup. Dusan Pernis did reach the last 16 with Slovakia in 2010, However, he remained an unused substitute throughout that tournament.