Leo Messi and Luis Suárez are more used to combining for goals at club level, but the pair will go head-to-head in an international encounter when Argentina play Uruguay in Tel Aviv on Monday (8:15pm CET). The two friends and Barça teammates will be competing in a friendly encounter in the Israeli capital.
The match comes in the second week of the international break. Argentina were 1-0 winners against Brazil thanks to a goal from Messi, whilst Uruguay had a 1-2 victory over Hungary with Suárez playing the opening 45 minutes -setting up Brian Rodríguez to score.
There have been six previous meetings between the pair with their respective countries. Argentina hold four wins in that time, with the other two games ending in draws. Suárez is yet to beat Messi at international level over 90 minutes, but a Copa America quarter final tie in 2011 would end up with Uruguay beating Argentina on penalties, after the contest had concluded 1-1.
In terms of goals, in the six encounters Messi has scored four times -all in winning efforts- and Suárez is yet to find the net. This will be the first time they play one another in a friendly, but both will be looking to score
The history books show a total of 191 games played between Argentina and Uruguay. Of those, there have been 86 wins for the Albiceleste, 58 for Uruguay and a total of 57 draws. Argentina have scored 306 goals to Uruguay's 231.