Coronavirus, Lionel Messi as Che Guevara on the cover of L’Equipe

PARIS (FRANCE) – The French sports newspaper celebrates Leo Messi by presenting him on the entire front page as Che Guevara, with the title "Che del Barça", after the decision made with his teammates to cut their wages to face the coronavirus emergency .

Messi "supported by his comrades, imposed his vision", writes L'Equipe in the first, adding that "if the Argentine approves the cut in wages in the current context, he denounces the attitudes of the leaders".

On the inside pages, an image of Messi addressing his teammates gathered in the center of the field with a full stadium, with the title "The Camp Nou insurgents".

The article recounts “the new clash between the Barcelona management and the players, led by Messi. They claim to have accepted the cuts immediately and take it out on club communication. "

Lionel Messi, a successful career.

During his career he has won 10 Spanish championships (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019), 6 King's Cups (2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), 8 Spanish Super Cups (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2018), 4 Champions League (2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015), 3 UEFA Super Cups (2009, 2011 and 2015) and 3 Club World Cup ( 2009, 2011 and 2015); his thirty-four titles earned make him the most decorated footballer in Barcelona's history.

In addition, he is the best scorer of the Catalan club ever, of the Spanish Liga and the Argentine national team.

On an individual level he won the Golden Ball in 2009 (together with the FIFA World Player of the Year) and in 2019, and has conquered the FIFA Golden Ball four times, absolute record: in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

In 2011 and 2015 UEFA awarded him the recognition as Men's Player of the Year. In 2013, however, he was included in the best football formation of all time drawn up by the English magazine World Soccer .

Best player in the 2005 Under-20 world championship, winner of numerous accessory prizes, from 2007 to today he has always been part of FIFA FIFPro World XI, he has been included eleven times in the team of the year of ESM, while UEFA l 'he selected on 10 occasions in the team of the year.

Other awards include several top scorer titles: he was the best scorer in the Under-20 World Cup (2005), the Spanish league (2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019), the King's Cup (2011 , 2014, 2016 and 2017), the Champions League (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019) and the Club World Cup (2011) (sources Ansa and Wikipedia).

Source: Blitz Quotidiano

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