26 Things You Didn't Know About Lionel Messi

He scored his own "Hand of God" goal in 2006-07 vs. Espanyol.

The Maradona-Messi comparison is an oft-made one, and with good reason. Both diminutive players have scored some incredible goals for Argentina as well as their clubs, truly earning the accolades each has received. The parallels reach new heights, though, when considering that Messi has even tallied his own "Hand of God" goal. Let's hope he doesn't keep following Maradona's footsteps much longer.

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