Today FC Barcelona beat perennial La Liga lightweight CA Osasuna 4-nil. But that’s not the important part. Lionel Messi, in the 73rd minute, danced and pranced through a forest of defenders before easily depositing the ball in the upper corner of the net, sort of like another Argentinian superstar used to do.
Oh, and he did it all with his left foot.
After the easy goal, Messi ripped off his jersey to reveal an original Diego Maradona CA Newell’s Old Boys kit, paying homage to the Argentinian club where Maradona played briefly in 1993-94.
Messi grew up an Old Boys fan and played for the club while in development.
This story was taken from an episode of Julie DiCaro’s now-defunct sports history podcast, Stick to
After the tribute, Messi kissed both hands and raised them to the sky in an emotional tribute to his predecessor and countryman.