Lionel Messi cries at the start of a press conference at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. File/ AP
Gulf Today Report
Argentine star, Lionel Messi, the new Paris Saint-Germain player, did not know that the tissue paper that his wife Antonella gave him to wipe his tears during his farewell conference for his former club Barcelona, would be picked up by a person and announced that it would be sold for one million dollars.
This is what actually happened, after one of the people who obtained the precious treasure, the used tissue, after the conference placed an advertisement on one of the popular sites announcing the offer to sell the tissue paper that Messi used for one million dollars.
The person claimed that the tissue contained Messi’s genetic material that would allow you to clone a football player like him.
Messi has exciting stories with napkins, as he had previously signed his first contract with Barcelona when he was young on a food napkin, after a session with the famous Spanish footballer Carles Rexach, who admired him at first sight on the field.
The then Barcelona technical secretary Rexach asked for a napkin to seal the deal with Messi, who later became the best player in the world.
The paper napkin became part of history. The napkin has been kept in a wooden photo frame to preserve it. As Messi said, “Barcelona are more than just a club!”
During the farewell press conference, Messi said that Barcelona is the club of his life that he has played since he was 13 years old, and that he is very sad to leave the club he loves, and confirmed that he did everything possible to stay, as did Laporta (Barcelona president), but he indicated that The La Liga rules on financial regulation denied him longer stay at the club.
Messi said, “It is the worst moment of my life. I felt the love of the people and reciprocated their love and respect here.”
Messi squandered a couple of chances as Sevilla won its eighth consecutive match in all competitions thanks to a goal by Jules Koundé in the first half and another by former Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic near the end.
Barcelona compounded their Champions League misery at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain by drawing on Sunday at home to Cadiz, who scored an 89th-minute penalty to snatch a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi broke a Barcelona
Lionel Messi soared past Luis Suarez to become La Liga’s top scorer on Wednesday by adding his 17th and 18th goals of the season in a much-needed 3-0 victory for Barcelona over Elche. Barca had followed up last week’s crushing Champions
La Liga president Javier Tebas has said he was never seriously worried about the impact on the league if Lionel Messi had left Barcelona this summer. Messi admitted defeat on Friday in his attempt to find a way out of Barca,
Facing seventh-seeded Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, the unseeded American was broken eight times on Court Philippe Chatrier and lost 6-3, 6-1. Jabeur won 15 of 16 points on Pera’s second serve.
A draw in the final round proved enough for Grandmaster (GM) Aravindh Chithambaram of India to become one of only two players to win back-to-back championships in the history of the Dubai Open Chess Tournament.
His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, graced the Vice President’s Jiu-Jitsu Cup with his presence as he crowned the champions of the tournament. The highly anticipated event was held over the weekend at the Shabab Al-Ahli Club in Dubai, captivating a large