If the rumor of the presence of Lionel Messi At the Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, the final of the Copa Libertadores between Rio and Boca will have much more dimension than it already has. Not every party has in the audience the best player in the world as a spectator. A slight review of the memory of some journalists in this newspaper does not find any game other than the National Team or Barcelona, which Messi has participated in the last 10 years.
The goal of Messi for River in the final of the Club World Cup 2015.
The question arises: will it swell for one of the two?
The answer is probably negative, although there are indications and past histories that suggest Flea would be inclined to those directed by Marcelo Gallardo.
And Lionel Messi is more related to the river than to Boca. The Barcelona ace always points out that his childhood idol was Pablo César Aimar. "I think each one is different, but I have the style of Aimar." He plays and quickly lowers, before receiving, he knows what he has to do, "it's amazing how fast he is, how he distributes the game, the bowls he puts." a child Messi in 2002.
But there's more: the rosarino was very close to touching the river. It was tested at the end of 1999 in court 7 of the University City and remained. Eduardo Abrahamian, Children's Coordinator, was in charge.
"I remember Messi and Leandro Giménez, a guy who played the striker, and Lionel dazzled me, he had a formidable technique and a lot of speed, he made many goals and I called Delem who was the general coordinator to see him And he loved it, so I sent him to his father's side to the children's football office so he could do the roles and sign with him, "said Abrahamian Clarin a couple of years ago
The following story is famous: River could not afford the hormonal treatment of Messi, who returned to Rosario and then left for Spain.
The Spanish journalist Guillem Balagué, author of the only authorized biography of Flea, notes that of the small Messi sympathized with the millionaire cast. "Gerardo Grighini, Leo's former companion in the inferiors of Newell: He says he's a Newell fan, but when he was a kid he was from River, like me. I was Pablo Aimar's fan. ", wrote Balagué in Live Magazine.
He poured out and was angry. Messi poses with the shirt of the river along with the props Pichi Quiroga.
Many fans of the River also remember the apology after the goal that scored in the final that Barcelona won 3-0 for the 2015 Club World Cup. Also, on that day, the Flea He let himself be photographed in the shirt of the millionaire group.
Messi's relationship with Boca is more distant. The best player in the world was dazzled by the Boca field. "Play in the Bombonera It was a beautiful experience, "said Messi after the 0-0 against Peru for the South American qualifiers.
Maneuvers of Messi against Wilmar Barrios, this year Joan Gamper.
And another fact in favor of Boca: of all the players that will dispute the classic in Madrid, only Fernando Gago, with whom he has shared 56 appearances in the Argentine team, can be proud to be the "friend" of Messi.