Watch Lionel Messi at Juan Roman Riquelme's retirement game (Boca Juniors)
After taking part in Maxi Rodríguez's retirement game on Saturday, a day later Leo Messi took part in Juan Roman Riquelme's exciting retirement game, and tonight (between Sunday and Monday) the Argentine star once again managed to excite football fans in his homeland with another characteristic show, which included a salute to the local idol.
Riquelme, who wore the number 10 shirt with Maradona's name on his back during the match (both Argentina and Boca), said goodbye to Boca fans and said: "Football gave me a gift for life, it allowed me to buy a house for my mother, it all happened because I was lucky, and I got to play with the greatest, I fulfilled a dream by playing alongside Maradona."
He then thanked Leo Messi for coming to the game: "I don't know if he's bigger than Maradona, I just know that 'The Dwarf' should have gone on holiday and stayed here for a few more days for me, so I apologize to your family, and thank you for coming, hope you enjoyed it."
Leo Messi, of course, scored a goal in Bombonara, into Boca Juniors' net, and the crowd bowed to the Argentine king and the country claimed: "For the first time in history, Boca Juniors fans celebrated from a goal they conceded."
- World Football
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