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Lionel Messi Joins Cristiano Ronaldo in Contributing for the Treatment of a Baby in Serbia

Mudeet Arora
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi join hands in donation for treatment of a baby in Serbia
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi join hands in donation for treatment of a baby in Serbia / Getty Images
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Remember in March, when Serbia faced Portugal in Red Star Stadium in Belgrade in a game which ended 2-2. Yes, the same game in which Ronaldo was denied a goal and VAR was not used in the dying seconds of the game.

In the aftermath of the clash, Ronaldo angrily threw his Portugal captain's armband on to the pitch. The armband was later auctioned in Serbia in order to raise funds for the treatment of a baby Gavril Urijevic in Kragujevac in Serbia.

Eight-month-old Gavril suffers from spinal muscular atrophy and needed 2.5 million euros for treatment and surgery. They had already raised 1 million euros.

Ronaldo later sent his signed jersey to Gavril and now Lionel Messi too has joined him in the good deed.

It is being said that the main role in getting the two legends to join together for this cause was of Miralem Pjanic.

As reported by Newsline, who quote MozzartSport, more than 1 million euros have been raised so far via charity. The reported estimated cost of buying one of the most expensive drugs in the world near a million euros, so Messi’s signed jersey arrived at the most critical moment.

It feels safe to say that the two greatest footballers of all time are real life heroes as they now have contributed to save a life.

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