The day that Leo Messi played with the shirt of Atlético de Madrid

the duel between Atletico Madrid y Barça It will be key in the fight for the title. The two teams will play part of their options at the Camp Nou with Real Madrid with an eye on Barcelona. In addition, it will mean the reunion of two great friends: Leo Messi y Louis Suarez. The summer of 2020 will be remembered by both of them as one of the busiest of their careers. The Argentine sent a burofax to leave Barça, while the Uruguayan striker was opened for end up ending up in Simeone’s team. In such an unusual season, almost the only thing that is still valid is the praise for Barça’s ’10’.

Messi is a different player. Being such a close game, if he had put on our shirt, we would have won“. “There are only two options to see Agüero play alongside Messi: with the shirt of the Argentine national team or with that of Atlético de Madrid“.

These two statements, lapidary, were pronounced by the Cholo Simeone and Enrique Cerezo respectively. Perhaps two of the three men who command the most in the Athletes. And the two will always remain for the newspaper library. The first one was done after lose 1-0 against Barça with a free kick from Leo Messi and the second to escape the rumors that placed Kun Agüero in the Blaugrana team. And both are history, because, One day, Leo Messi wore the Atlético de Madrid shirt.


Athletic Shield/Flag

Was the June 13, 2009 in Rosario, to be more exact. Leo Messi put on the Atlético de Madrid shirt in a charity match (‘Solidarity without borders’) which was organized by the ‘Fundación Atlético de Madrid’ and the ‘Fundación Pupi Zanetti’, then captain of Inter, in order to help underprivileged children in Argentina.

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The rojiblanco team was very grateful for the gesture and the participation of Leo Messi in an act which culminated the work carried out by the foundation of the mattresses in Rosario, hometown of the Barça footballer. Enrique Cerezo visited Argentina in 2008 and, precisely, it was in Rosario where Atleti laid the foundations to improve the Transit Home for New Single Mothers.

Messi, with the Atletico shirt

The ’10’ of Barça was part of the team of ‘The friends of Maxi Rodríguez’captain of Atlético de Madrid on the date of the match. Messi played the first part with Maxi’s team and the second half with ‘Zanetti’s friends’.

The meeting ended with victory for ‘Maxi’s friends’

That charity match is over with a 6-4 victory for Maxi Rodríguez’s teamRosario like Messi. More than 20,000 people gathered for the event at the stadium of Newell’s Old Boys, a club of which they are fans both maxi rodriguez como Leo Messi.

Leo Messi (centre) with Maxi Rodríguez (left) and Leo Franco (right)

Maxi Rodríguez’s team was made up of Maxi himself, Leo Franco, Leo Messi, Belluschi, Dezotti, Quintana, Liendo, Vella, Saltaña, Scaloni and Petete Rodríguez. The Zanetti group was formed by Lux, Walter Samuel, Trotta, Garfagnoli, Coria, Alfredo Berti, Jonás Gutiérrez, Lavezzi, Denis y Reggi.

The gesture of Leo Messi, collaborating with the Atletico Madrid Foundationmade the Argentine star wear the shirt of the mattress team without problems. A team that is his second favorite victim (32 goals in 42 games) and the one who has scored a goal in the last three LaLiga games. This indecipherable season was only missing one game like that.

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