Lionel Messi has paid a classy tribute to late footballing legend Diego Maradona after his goal for Barcelona against Osasuna today.
Messi scored a sublime solo effort in this afternoon’s La Liga clash, and then removed his Barca shirt to reveal a Newell’s Old Boys jersey underneath…
Lionel Messi dedicates his goal to Diego Maradona ? pic.twitter.com/j6VtlnetLh
— Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) November 29, 2020
— Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) November 29, 2020
Brilliant goal from Messi!!! Who scores then takes off his shirt to reveal a Newell's shirt from the era when Maradona briefly played for them with the number 10 as a tribute. pic.twitter.com/I8QrDNyYYu
— The Spanish Football Podcast (@tsf_podcast) November 29, 2020
Messi has often been compared to Maradona due to his world class ability and playing style, and he will no doubt be feeling emotional after this week’s death of his legendary fellow countryman.
This was certainly a nice touch from Messi after scoring a goal Maradona himself would have been proud of.