The stars of the Argentine and Portuguese teams, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, mourned world football legend Diego Armando Maradona, who died Wednesday at 60 from a heart attack.
Lionel Messi: Maradona will not leave, because Diego is eternal
The Barcelona player posted a picture of him with the football legend on his account on “Instagram”, saying: A very sad day for all Argentines and football, Maradona left us, but he will not leave, because Diego is eternal.
Messi added: I preserved all the beautiful moments that I lived with him, and I wanted to take this opportunity to send my condolences to all of his family and friends; rest in peace.
Maradona, who led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup crown, left the hospital on November 11 and moved to a rehabilitation center for alcohol addiction treatment.
Argentine President Alberto Fernandez declared three days of public mourning after Maradona’s death.
The former Barcelona, Napoli, and Boca Juniors player underwent emergency surgery this month to treat a blood clot in the brain.
The coach of Chimnasia e Esgrima was in the hospital for longer than expected due to withdrawal symptoms due to his sudden withdrawal from alcohol.
Cristiano Ronaldo: The football genius and bid farewell to the world
The Portuguese international posted a photo of him with the legend of Argentina through his account on “Twitter”, and commented on it, saying: Today I say goodbye to a friend, and bid farewell to the eternal football genius, one of the best players in history.
He continued: An unparalleled magician, he left earlier than he should, but he left an unlimited legacy, a void that no one would fill, rest in peace; we will never forget you.
The Argentine president declared a state of mourning in his country for 3 days after the announcement of Diego’s death.
Maradona underwent emergency surgery this month, after which he was discharged from the hospital on the 11th of this month before he breathed his last on Wednesday.
Hoje despeço-me de um amigo e o Mundo despede-se de um génio eterno. Um dos melhores de todos os tempos. Um mágico inigualável. Parte demasiado cedo, mas deixa um legado sem limites e um vazio que jamais será preenchido. Descansa em paz, craque. Nunca serás esquecido.🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/WTS21uxmdL
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) November 25, 2020