Three days after marking his return from a three-month international ban by scoring the winner against Brazil, Argentina's Lionel Messi slotted home an added-time penalty to salvage a 2-2 draw with Uruguay in an entertaining friendly in Israel.
Argentina, who twice came from behind on Monday night, are now unbeaten in six games since a disappointing Copa America.
They had the better of the early play but fell behind in the 34th minute when PSG striker Edinson Cavani stabbed home from close range after a nice build-up by Luis Suarez and Lucas Torreira.
The crowd in Tel Aviv cheered Messi throughout and it was the Barcelona forward who helped Argentina draw level in the 63rd.
His free kick from the left was nodded home by Manchester City's Sergio Aguero to put a more realistic sheen on the scoreline for the Argentines, who had been the more positive side throughout.
However, Suarez gave Uruguay the lead again in the 69th when he scored with a powerful 20-metre free kick that flew past goalkeeper Esteban Andrada.
When Aguero headed over in the 90th minute it appeared Argentina's last chance had gone, but when the ball struck Martin Caceres' arm in the fourth minute of added time, Messi stepped up to the penalty spot.
Three days after he missed from 12 yards in the win over Brazil in Riyadh, he made no mistake by coolly side-footing home from the spot for his 70th goal in national team colours and secure a deserved draw.
The fixture was the last international for both teams before they begin their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign in March.
Australian Associated Press