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Maradona delighted by Messi recognition

Diego Maradona has lavished praise once again on Leo Messi and says it is fantastic that he has won another Ballon D'Or.

Messi won the prestigious award for the fourth year in a row last month.

“Every time Messi goes on to the pitch, he invents a new thing,” Maradona told Fox Sports. “We are watching a truly exceptional player.

“It is great that Messi is being given all these awards – and I loved his suit! It is great to see that he has a personality.

“I've seen him suffer greatly in Argentina, but now everyone is behind him – even the journalists.”

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