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Messi seeks to overtake Maradona

 Messi seeks to overtake Maradona:

One cup is missing to become the greatest, and perhaps greater than the late legend, his compatriot Diego Armando Maradona. In Qatar, Lionel Messi dreams of crowning his laureate neck with the Argentine national team and leading him to his third title after the 1978 World Cup at home and 1986 in Mexico, who dyed the "golden boy" with his famous football masterpiece against England.

A few days after Maradona's death in November 2020, Messi scored a goal with Barcelona against Osasuna in the Spanish League to take off the "Blaugrana" shirt and reveal another for Newell's Old Boys team in honor of his compatriot, bearing the number 10 with the name Diego.

It was at this club in Rosario, his hometown, that Messi learned the art of football. In his childhood, before joining Barcelona at the age of 13, where he built his football legend, the little "flea" admired Maradona, returning from Europe to end his career in Argentina with the colors of the Newell's teams and then Boca Juniors.

Since then, Messi has won everything: seven Golden Balls for the best player in the world, four titles in the Champions League, a number of titles in the Spanish and French leagues with Barcelona and then Paris Saint-Germain, and he also added to his record the Copa America title last summer, in his first coronation Continental of Tango Dancers since 1993.

After all, the eternal question arises: Maradona or Messi? Will the World Cup in Qatar be a decisive factor in ending this controversy? In response to a question by AFP, Jorge Burruchaga, the former Nantes player who scored the winning goal for Argentina with a pass from Maradona against West Germany 3-2 in the 1986 World Cup final, replied: "I'm not interested. They are both Argentines and they are the best in the past forty years."