Argentine striker Lionel Messi’s former coach Diego Maradona was mourned for his death, who died of a cardiac arrest in Buenos Aires on Wednesday.
“It’s a very sad day for all Argentines and football,” the Barcelona star wrote on Instagram. “He leaves us, but he doesn’t go because Diego is eternal.
“I will keep close to all the beautiful moments I have lived with him and I would like to take this time to send my sincere condolences to all his family and friends. RIP.”
From 2008 to 2010, Maradona led Messi on the Argentine team. The two once played an exhibition match in Argentina once in 2005.
Maradona led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title and was considered one of the greatest players of all time.
Portugal and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo also paid tribute to Maradona, posted a black-and-white photo of himself with Maradona on Instagram and the message, “Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world to an eternal genius. The best ever. An unparalleled mage. Too soon he leaves, but leaves a legacy without boundaries and a space that will never be filled.Rest in peace, ace.You will never forget.
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– Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) November 25, 2020
Ever since he finished his playing career in 1997, the stars of ex-Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors have struggled with a number of health issues. He was hospitalized in January 2019 with internal gastric bleeding. He was also ill at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed in the Argentina-Nigeria match in the executive box.
In 2004, he was hospitalized with severe heart and respiratory problems due to a long struggle with drug addiction. Two people underwent gastric bypass surgery to control their weight and also received treatment for alcohol abuse. He was discharged from the hospital on November 11 after undergoing urgent surgery for a few weeks due to a subdural hematoma.