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Messi scores and pays Maradona tribute in Barca’s victory over Osasuna



Argentine star, Lionel Messi bagged a goal on return to Barcelona squad in a La Liga clash against Osasuna on Sunday.

Messi, who scored the final goal of the game on 73 minutes, paid a tribute to late Diego Maradona, who died last Wednesday following a cardiac arrest.

The goal sealed a 4-0 victory for Barca as Messi celebrates by unveiling a Newell’s Old Boys shirt in tribute to Maradona, who played for the club in Argentina.

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Messi, who was also a youth player at Newell’s Old Boys before making his way to Europe, looked up the big screen displaying Maradona’s picture and blows a kiss.

The Barca talisman was shown a yellow card for taking off his Barcelona shirt to pay the tribute.

Antoine Griezmann also scored a stunning goal for Barca, as well as Philippe Coutinho and Martin Braithwaite, taking Barcelona to eighth on the La Liga table after nine games.

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