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PHOTOS: Lionel Messi Salutes Late Diego Maradona As Barca Thrash Osasuna

PHOTOS: Lionel Messi Salutes Late Diego Maradona As Barca Thrash Osasuna—-Argentine Captain and Barcelona legend Lionel Messi paid a personal tribute to the late Diego Maradona after scoring on Sunday as Barcelona returned to winning ways in LaLiga with a resounding 4-0 home win over Osasuna.

PHOTOS: Lionel Messi Salutes Late Diego Maradona As Barca Thrash Osasuna----Argentine Captain and Barcelona legend Lionel Messi paid a personal tribute to the late Diego Maradona after scoring on Sunday as Barcelona returned to winning ways in LaLiga with a resounding 4-0 home win over Osasuna.

PHOTOS: Lionel Messi Salutes Late Diego Maradona As Barca Thrash Osasuna–Argentine Captain and Barcelona legend Lionel Messi paid a personal tribute to the late Diego Maradona after scoring on Sunday as Barcelona returned to winning ways in LaLiga with a resounding 4-0 home win over Osasuna.

The Genius Media Nigeria reports that Messi adorned a brilliant team display with a thumping strike into the top corner in the second half, after Martin Braithwaite had broken the deadlock and Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho had scored either side of halftime.

PHOTOS: Messi Salutes Late Diego Maradona As Barca Thrash Osasuna
The Argentine then lifted his shirt to reveal a red and black replica kit of his hometown club Newell’s Old Boys bearing the number 10 which Maradona wore during his brief spell at the Rosario side in 1993.

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The Catalans had paid homage before kickoff to Maradona, who played for the club in an eventful yet disappointing spell from 1982 to 1984, hanging a framed signed shirt of his above the presidential box while the players held a minute’s silence in front of an old Barca shirt bearing the number 10.


Barca defender Clement Lenglet limped off with an ankle problem, leaving his side with no fit first-team centre backs due to injuries to Samuel Umtiti, Ronald Araujo and Gerard Pique.


The win followed Barca’s 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid last week and lifted them to seventh in the standings on 14 points after nine matches, nine behind leaders Real Sociedad and second-placed Atletico.

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