Lionel Messi’s 1st goal v AC Milan compared to Diego Maradona v Greece in 1994

Lionel Messi seemingly can’t go through a big match performance without being compared to Diego Maradona in some way.

After scoring twice against AC Milan and setting Barcelona on their way to the Champions League quarter finals, Messi was once again compared favourably to the Argentina’s greatest footballer, until now (see Tweets above).

We have also been inundated with people emailing us and commenting that Messi’s opener, after just five minutes at the Nou Camp, bore more than a passing resemblance with Diego Maradona’s famous goal for Argentina against Greece in the 1994 World Cup.

This would be Maradona’s final goal for Argentina’s national team,┬ábefore he was sent home from the USA World Cup for failing a drugs test for ephedrine doping.

Comparison of Messi’s goal to Maradona is below.

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