Getty barcelona and lionel messi paid their respects to diego maradona with a minute s silence at their training ground before friday s session. Messi is currently the best in the world but maradona was something.
Emotions were high when the six time ballon d or winner stepped on the field for the first time after maradona s death who died in buenos aires due to a cardiac arrest.
Leo messi a maradona. Lionel messi many believe messi has eclipsed his talent but the barcelona man often says his idol maradona is the best player in history. Even if i played for a million years i d never come. The spanish football federation s disciplinary committee has handed out fines to leo messi and fc barcelona for the argentinean s tribute to diego maradona during barça s 4 0 victory over osasuna.
Diego maradona 74 vs lionel messi 68 maradona aggression. Messi has long been compared to the late. Napoli coach.
The club showed the players walking out for training. Maradona who is widely considered one of soccer s greatest ever players died on november 25 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home in buenos aires. Messi was seen as the heir apparent to maradona s crown as the nation s footballing king a label he has often struggled to live up to on the international stage.
Diego maradona 76 vs lionel messi 48 maradona final score. Diego maradona 12 17 lionel messi. Lionel messi paid a fitting emotional tribute to diego maradona four days after the legendary striker s death scoring a sublime goal for barcelona before peeling off his top to reveal the shirt of another club both stars loved.
A post shared by leo messi leomessi such is his own prodigious talent messi has been compared with maradona ever since he burst onto the scene as a teenager. Barcelona icon lionel messi enjoyed an intermittent relationship with his argentine compatriot late diego maradona.