SPORT.es It’s a ground where Lionel Messi had never previously played an official game (in fact, he had only played one friendly there, when he was 18). Upd. at 13:06 Espectacular recibimiento de la Bombonera a Leo Messi For that reason, they chose one of the most atmospheric stadiums in the country, Boca Junior’s Bombonera in Buenos Aires. 06/10/2017 CEST Argentina had a key game against Peru on Thursday as the battle for a place at the World Cup in Russia next summer. They wanted the ideal setting so that the Albiceleste could take advantage of playing at home. IN SPORT.ES Therefore, there was a spectacular reception from the Boca fans for Leo Messi. He was welcomed with a deafening ovation when he came onto the pitch and there was a banner held up behind the goal dedicated the No.10: “Messi, the greatest in the world, welcome to the Bombonera,” it read.