Lionel Messi has paid tribute to “eternal” Diego Maradona after his death at the age of 60.
Argentina, Barcelona and Napoli legend Maradona died in Buenos Aires after suffering a heart attack.
Messi and Maradona are the two greatest Argentinean players of all time and worked together when Maradona was the head coach of the national team from 2008-2010, including the World Cup in South Africa.
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"A very sad day for all Argentines and for football,” said Messi on Instagram.
"He leaves us but does not leave, because Diego is eternal. I keep all the beautiful moments lived with him and I wanted to take the opportunity to send my condolences to all his family and friends. RIP."
Cristiano Ronaldo also offered his condolences, calling Maradona an “unparalleled magician”.
"Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best ever. An unparalleled magician,” wrote Ronaldo on Twitter.
"He leaves too soon, but leaves a legacy without limits and a void that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten."
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