WATCH: Aguero copies Messi goal celebration after scoring in Pique’s 7-a-side Kings League
- Striker forced to retire due to heart condition
- Back in action and among the goals
- Mimicked iconic countryman after hitting the net
WHAT HAPPENED? Manchester City’s all-time leading scorer was forced to retire in December 2021 while on the books at Barcelona after being diagnosed with a heart condition. The former Argentina international, who formed part of his country’s wild celebrations in Qatar, is back playing again, though, and was on target for the Kunisports team in a small-sided competition organised by current Barca defender Pique.
😶 La celebración de @aguerosergiokun con mensaje para @IbaiLlanos.#KingsLeagueJ3 #InfoJobs pic.twitter.com/PQydS54ahQ— Kings League InfoJobs (@KingsLeague) January 15, 2023
THE BIGGER PICTURE: After hitting the net, Aguero cupped his ears in celebration. The same approach was taken by Messi at the World Cup finals, with the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner making a point to Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal following the Dutchman’s criticism of Argentine icon Juan Roman Riquelme.
El Joker es... ¡@aguerosergiokun! 🤡— Kings League InfoJobs (@KingsLeague) January 15, 2023
Y ahora, ¡VAMO A JUGÁ! 👏#KingsLeagueJ3 #InfoJobs pic.twitter.com/eh6k0JrV9W
WHAT NEXT? Aguero was a surprise presence in the Kings League, with Pique having teased prior to the South American’s appearance that a former La Liga star with Champions League experience would be taking to the field. Aguero arrived dressed as a clown, in what is considered to be a nod towards La Liga president Javier Tebas branding the new 7-a-side division as a “circus”.