Millions of football fans across the world will tune in on Saturday evening for the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham.
However, one man who’ll probably give it a miss is Lionel Messi.
Barcelona’s captain admitted last week that the 4-0 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield has affected him badly.
Messi was magnificent in the first leg at Camp Nou and appeared to have put his team, who secured a 3-0 victory, through to next month’s final.
He was unable to make the same impact at Anfield – although not for the want of trying – and looked shell-shocked at full-time as Jurgen Klopp’s side completed a miraculous comeback against all the odds.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson didn’t start the semi-final first leg but came on midway through the first half for Naby Keita.
This was the first time Henderson had ever played against Messi – and the midfielder has now spoken about the experience of going head-to-head against arguably the greatest footballer of all time.
“As it turned out, I came on quite early as Naby Keita got injured. It was the first time I had been on a pitch with Lionel Messi,” Henderson told the Daily Mail.
“You don’t think to yourself ‘Oh my God – that’s him’ but there’s no question he plays the game differently to when you see him on TV. He’s so fast.
“Thinking about his free-kick now, I still can’t believe he scored it. I actually thought he was going to take it short.
“I’ve told you how good I think Ali [Alisson Becker] is but Messi put that shot in the one area Ali couldn’t protect. The whip, the pace, the precision – It was absolutely perfect.
“Did I think about asking for his shirt? No. I’ve never done it.
“Roy Keane told me when I was at Sunderland that if you ask for someone’s shirt, it looks like you are in awe of them.
“As it turned out, I came home with Luis Suarez’s shirt. Luis is a good lad and he gave me it as a gesture as we had played together for Liverpool. I don’t know what he’s done with mine!”