Elche goalkeeper Badia couldn’t believe his ears when Lionel Messi asked him for his shirt [See pictures]
Edgar Badia has a story to tell his grandchildren after his incredulous look when Barcelona captain Lionel Messi asked to exchange shirts with him at the end of their La Liga match which ended 3-0 at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night.
The epic moment was captured on camera by ESPN which tweeted thusly:
Elche's goalkeeper couldn't believe it when Lionel Messi asked him for his shirt in return 😂 pic.twitter.com/DRHcvH5J9w
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 24, 2021
Messi put Barcelona ahead in the 48th minute with an assist from Martin Braithwaite and made it two 20minutes later with another assist by Frenkie Fe Jong.
Jordi Alba sealed the win in the 73rd minute with another fine assist from Braithwaite to push Barca into third place behind Real and leaders Atletico Madrid.
Badia, 29 years old, is battling to help Elche escape the drop as they sit precariously in 19th spot in the table.