LIONEL MESSI paid tribute to Diego Maradona by taking off his Barcelona shirt to disclose a Newell’s Outdated Boys jersey however was BOOKED for the geture.
The Catalan giants’ skipper bagged a shocking aim in opposition to Osasuna earlier than unveiling Maradona’s previous No10 strip from years passed by.
Lionel Messi unveiled an previous Newell’s Outdated Boys strip with Maradona’s No10 on the againCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Messi’s touching tribute was in honour of Maradona who handed away final weekCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Messi is booked on the Nou CampCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
However regardless of the touching second in honour of Messi’s late Argentine compatriot, the LaLiga ref nonetheless noticed match to brandish a yellow card.
Maradona died on Wednesday aged 60 after struggling a coronary heart assault and the latest news suggests the house of his personal doctor was searched by cops amid reports his passing is being treated as manslaughter.
Fittingly Messi’s strike was a elegant solo effort harking back to Maradona’s footballing genius.
The 2 all-time greats have been in contrast because of their related enjoying type and stature.
The pair teamed up on the identical Argentine all-stars facet in an exhibition match in 2005.
Maradona and Messi – two of the best footballers of all time – shone brightest on an evening which additionally featured Manchester Metropolis’s Sergio Aguero.
And that was regardless of neither of them being of their prime with Maradona already 45 and a fresh-faced Messi simply 18.
They prompted havoc for the opposition with highlights displaying loads of neat by way of balls and luxurious flicks.
Messi’s aim was Barcelona’s final of their 4-0 rout of Osasuna at an empty Nou Camp amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Former Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho, Antoine Griezmann and Martin Braithwaite have been additionally on the right track for the Blaugrana.