Top 5 moments of brilliance by Lionel Messi last season

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (Photo by Alejandro/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
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Lionel Messi of Barcelona wearing a Newell’s Old Boys shirt with the number 10 on the back in memory of former footballer, Diego Maradona. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) /

#1 Tribute to Maradona

Messi might be considered the greatest of all time in this generation, however, in the previous generation, it belonged to another Argentine named, Diego Maradona. Maradona was considered a god in football and is the only person who can compete with Pele in terms of popularity and cult status. Messi was a huge Maradona fan while growing up and he was lucky enough to even see the legend once in action. Maradona played five official games for Newell’s Old Boys, the club which Messi would eventually join as well.

After Maradona passed away in 2020, Messi knew that he would have to pay tribute to his idol in a very symbolic fashion. Thus, the next matchday after Maradona’s death, Messi scored a goal and took off his Barcelona shirt to show a Newell’s jersey which used to belong to Maradona himself. It was a heartwarming gesture which shows us how football connects all of us. The moment will forever be embedded within footballing history and Messi’s gesture will have to take the number one spot in this list.

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