The Camp Nou hero spent his developmental years at the Argentine club, a group the World Cup winner represented towards completion of his profession
Lionel Messi paid an emotional homage to Diego Maradona by exposing a Newell’s Old Boys shirt after scoring for Barcelona against Osasuna.
Upon finding the target, his very first in open play this term, Messi took off his Barcelona shirt to expose a Newell’s Old Boys jersey, with the No.
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Messi pointed to the sky while displaying the Newell’s kit,
in a show program emotion for his fellow Argentinian.
In accordance with the rules, Messi was consequently revealed a yellow card for taking off his Barca t-shirt.
Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho each likewise got an objective in Barca’s comfy success, in addition to striker Martin Braithwaite, who opened the scoring in the very first half.
They explained afterwards how they were not aware of what Messi was intending on a moving day at Camp Nou, where Maradona played from 1982 to 1984.
” We lost Maradona, a worldwide idol, all of us miss him,” Coutinho said. “We didn’t understand what Messi had actually prepared to honour Maradona,” added Griezmann. “It was a stunning surprise.”
Newell’s reacted through their English Twitter account, saying: “It’s everything about number10 The best gamer in the world and his tribute to #D10 S.”
Messi spent a spell in his youth at Newell’s, a club Maradona represented for one year towards completion of his profession.
The set shared the pitch together in 2005, in an exhibit match featuring some greats of Argentina football. Neither was anywhere near their peak, with Messi 18 and Maradona 45, however they had terrific respect for each other’s talents.
Maradona coached Messi for a spell at worldwide level, when he was in charge of the Argentina group from 2008 to 2010.
Along with Pele, Maradona and Messi are in the conversation over the greatest footballer of perpetuity – although the latter when dismissed any contrast in between himself and the 2.
” Even if I played for a million years, I ‘d never ever come close to Maradona,” Messi stated
Messi will seek to bring the momentum from Sunday’s win into a busy duration of the season. Barca stay some way off the speed in La Liga, but they can make ground with favorable lead to video games against Cadiz, Levante, Real Sociedad, Valencia, Valladolid and Eibar before the turn of the year.