Lionel Messi pays tribute to Argentinian fallen soldier
Delyne Bosibori
7 months ago

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored a stunning freekick and dedicated it to Argentinian great Diego Maradona.

In a match that ended 1-1, Messi curled home from the edge of the area towards the end of the first half of the Group A opener. Eduardo Vargas headed in an equaliser after Arturo Vidal’s penalty had been saved early in the second half.

Just before kick-off, Argentina legend Maradona was remembered with a dazzling light and effects display.

It saw a holographic version of the 1986 World Cup winner perform kick ups before clips of his goals were projected on to the pitch.

Maradona, one of the greatest ever footballers, died in November last year at the age of 60.