“The holiest of holy grails”

Anish, presumably a football merchandise collector, has reportedly (via Ole) spent a whopping $450,000 to take home an iconic Lionel Messi jersey. The shirt in question was worn by the Argentinian during an El Clasico match in April 2017, in which he scored his 500th professional goal.

The two top teams in Spain played against each other in the second El Clasico of the 2016-17 season on April 24, 2017. The tension was evident at the Santiago Bernabeu, as a win for Barcelona was It is paramount for them to keep up with the top team Real Madrid.

The home team suffered their first blood draw in the 28th minute, when Casemiro found his own own goal. Barcelona responded via captain Lionel Messi five minutes later to level the score at 1-1.

Se subastó la camiseta que usó Messi en El Clásico 16 / 17Ese dia mulirtió doblete en el Bernabéu y su gol 500 en Barcelona.Un coleccionista page 427,680 euros. Locura.

In the 73rd minute, Ivan Rakitic put the Blaugrana ahead for the first time, only for James Rodriguez to score shortly after. In the end, in the extra time, Messi solved his own problems and knocked out the knockout punch.

After scoring the winning goal, he took off his shirt and held the back of his shirt in front of the Madridistas in emphatic style. On Instagram, Anish confirmed that he is now the owner of the same shirt. Unable to contain his excitement, here’s what he posted on Instagram:

“It’s coming to my collection… That shirt was picked up by Leo after the El Clasico with his 500th goal. Can’t believe it. The most holy grail for my collection. ”

Anish also claims to have confirmed the serial number of the same shirt, proving its authenticity. The collector also has signed rookie Lionel Messi card, Kylian Mbappe jersey, and more from his enviable collection.

Mauricio Pochettino backs Lionel Messi for redemption at Paris Saint-Germain

The 34-year-old striker has not had his best campaigns since joining Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer last summer. Yes, he won the Ligue 1 title but cut a disappointing figure in the Champions League defeat to his old foe Real Madrid. Overall, he has only nine goals and 13 assists in 31 appearances across all competitions this season, which is hardly impressive for a player of his caliber. .

PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino admits that Messi has not opened fire on all pillars this season, but thinks it’s ‘unfair’ to judge him by goal contributions. At the same time, he has also backed his countryman to do better next season, claiming it will be “completely different” for him.

Will next season be different for Messi at PSG?

Whether Pochettino will stay at the helm of the team in Paris or not, but the seven-time Ballon d’Or title looks set to stay in Paris next season. It will be interesting to see how he plays in the 2022-23 campaign and deal with the weight of sky-high expectations on his shoulders.

Also read: ‘Change is not easy’ – Former PSG player explains why Lionel Messi has struggled since moving from Barcelona

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Emma Bowman

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