Previous
Toronto FC
Seattle Sounders FC
(4) 0
(5) 0
FT-Pens
Seattle Sounders FC wins 5-4 on Penalty Kicks.
Game Details
Jeonbuk Motors
America
1
2
FT
Game Details
Mamelodi Sundowns
Kashima Antlers
0
2
FT
Game Details
Chelsea
West Bromwich Albion
0
0
LIVE 40'
Game Details
Manchester United
Tottenham Hotspur
2:15 PM UTC
Game Details
Southampton
Middlesbrough
2:15 PM UTC
Game Details
Liverpool
West Ham United
4:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Celta Vigo
Sevilla FC
3:15 PM UTC
Game Details
Schalke 04
Bayer Leverkusen
4:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Internazionale
Genoa
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Paris Saint-Germain
Nice
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Next
 By Chris Wright

Lionel Messi superfan to meet Barcelona star for real

You might not be familiar with Murtaza Ahmadi's name but you're almost certain to have seen his photo over the past week or so.

The five-year-old boy became an internet superstar recently after a picture of him wearing a home-made Lionel Messi shirt (crafted from a blue and white striped carrier bag) did the rounds on social media.

Indeed, the photo sparked a worldwide search to track the little guy down, with Messi's PR team reportedly joining the hunt in order to set up a special one-on-one between Murtaza and his football idol.

After several false leads it was eventually ascertained that Murtaza hails from the remote Ghanzi region of southern Afghanistan. As such, the country's football federation were able to track the youngster and his family down and pencil in a window for Messi to fly in and meet his most famous fan.

"We have been in contact with Leo Messi and Barcelona to arrange a meeting," announced Afghan FA spokesman Syed Ali Kazemi.

Looks like there's going to be a happy ending to one of the most adorable football yarns of recent years.

Lovely stuff.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.