Messi and his tribute to Maradona: "Eternal Diego"

“Eternal Diego”, wrote Leo in the publication that before the first hour had already exceeded a million hearts on Instagram.

The photo that Messi chose was one of the match against Chile for the South American qualifiers for Qatar 2022, in Santiago del Estero. That was the first official match played by the national team after the death of the World Champion captain in Mexico 1986.

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For Messi the death of Maradona “seems a lie”

Lionel Messi assured that “it seems a lie” that a year passed since the death of Diego Armando Maradona, at the same time that he pointed out that “the feeling is strange, it is like not believing” and said that he thinks that at some point he is going to see him “in an interview or giving his opinion on something.”

“It seems incredible that a year has already passed and it also seems on purpose that just when he is not Argentina, after so many years, he is champion again“, he pointed.

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Messi and Maradona together at the World Cup in South Africa

In an interview he gave to Diario Marca in Spain, the Paris Saint-Germain player added: “The truth is that the feeling is strange, it’s like not believing. Always thinking that at some point you are going to see it on TV, in an interview or giving your opinion on something “.

“It was a long time and it seems like yesterday when it happened. The truth is that I will always keep the best memories that I was lucky enough to share many things with him, “concluded Messi.

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Messi tribute  to Maradona, a year ago, wearing his Newell's shirt,

Messi paid tribute to Maradona, a year ago, wearing his Newell’s shirt,

Leo and Diego, from South Africa 2010 to the Copa América 2021

Maradona directed Messi in the Argentine National Team at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and, after his death, the Rosario player paid him a heartfelt tribute playing for Barcelona when he scored a goal and celebrated it wearing a 1993 Newell’s shirt, when Ten played for the Rosario team.

After winning the Copa América 2021, Messi remembered Maradona and had dedicated a few words to him: “This title is for all of you and of course also for Diego who surely banked us from wherever he is “.

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