"Diego is eternal", greeted the Argentine superstar of FC Barcelona Lionel Messi Wednesday after the death of his compatriot and football legend Diego Maradona, posting on Instagram two photos of him with Maradona.
“A very sad day for all Argentines and for football.
He leaves us but he does not go away, because Diego is eternal.
I keep in me all the beautiful moments I spent with him and would like to take this opportunity to convey my condolences to all his family and friends.
RIP ”, reacted the six-fold Ballon d'Or.
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Andrea Pirlo, former Italian international and current Juventus coach, also paid tribute to El Pibe de Oro on Instagram: “The god of football is gone.
Thank you for everything Diego ", accompanied by a photo of Maradona holding up the 1986 World Cup. Just like Andrei Shevchenko, former AC Milan striker and current Ukraine coach:" You have always given me emotions and smiles.
Nothing will be able to erase everything you have done for all football lovers.
Rest in peace legend ”, illustrated by two photos taken during meetings between the two men.
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