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Lionel Messi recreates the iconic image of Maradona in 1986

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Lionel Messi recreates Maradona’s image

Lionel Messi and Argentina have had a very competitive final against France, with Kylian Mbappe scoring a hattrick. There are images that leave a mark on the history of the sport. Iconic snapshots that everyone dreams of imitating one day.

That happened with the photo of Diego Armando Maradona after the 1986 World Cup final in Mexico. It shows El Pelusa holding the World Cup in his hands as he’s carried out of the Azteca Stadium while on someone’s shoulders.

It looked as though this image would never be repeated, but that isn’t the case. Lionel Messi has finally managed to win a World Cup, just like his idol, and get his picture while being carried on someone’s shoulders. In Messi’s case, it was his great friend Kun Aguero who didn’t hesitate in grabbing Messi before carrying him all over the field.

Aguero is close to Messi. Both have shared a career in the youth ranks of the Argentina national team and the senior national team.

Kun has even shared a room with Messi this World Cup.


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