Throwback to When Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi Played Together for Argentina

Mudeet Arora
Nov 27, 2020, 5:52 PM GMT+5:30
Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi played together in 2005
Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi played together in 2005 | JAVIER SORIANO/Getty Images

The late legendary Diego Maradona and FC Barcelona legend Lionel Messi are both widely considered to be two of the greatest footballers in history and way back in the year 2005, they even played in a match together.

Messi was just 18-years-old back then and had played a role in helping Barcelona to win La Liga, making seven appearances in the league title victory.

At that time, Messi got the chance to link-up with the then 45-year-old Maradona for an Argentina All Stars team in a charity match.

Players like Sergio Aguero, Diego Simeone and Juan Sebastian Veron were also involved but it's the link up play between the two incredible 'number 10s' that really excited fans the most.

Check the below video out...

One thing that is definitely clear from the above video was that Messi and Maradona were pretty aware that they were similar in many aspects of the game and they tried to use that to their advantage.

Well, there obviously were a few miss passes but the more you see the video, the more you know that if they had more time to play, both Maradona and Messi would have wrecked havoc on the field. What's more impressive is that this match was at a time when Maradona was way past his prime and Messi was a few years before he peaked.