Barcelona vs Osasuna result: Messi pays tribute to Maradona as Barca thrashes Osasuna 4-0

Barcelona vs Osasuna result: Lionel Messi paid tribute to the football great Diego Maradona after scoring on Sunday as Barcelona thrashed Osasuna 4-0 at Camp Nou.

The Barca skipper, courtesy of a brilliant team display, thumped the ball into a top corner in the second half, after Martin Braithwaite had opened the scoring. Antoine Griezmann and Phillippe Coutinho had also got their name of the goal sheet.

The Argentine then lifted his shirt to reveal a red and black replica kit of his hometown club Newell’s Old Boys bearing the number 10 which Maradona wore during his brief spell at the Rosario side in 1993.

“Maradona deserved an emotional tribute like that, we have lost a global idol,” said Coutinho.

Everyone in football admired him and we’ll all miss him.”

Griezmann added: “We didn’t know what Messi had prepared in tribute to Maradona, it was a beautiful surprise.

“It was very important to win today because the teams at the top keep winning and we can’t afford to slip up any more. We know it will be difficult but we showed today we want to win the league and have a team capable of doing that.”