Sergio Aguero scores on Gerard Pique’s Kings League return after retiring in 2021 due to heart arrhythmia… before copying his close friend Lionel Messi’s celebrations following the heated World Cup clash with Holland
Sergio Aguero scored on his return to football before copying his close friend Lionel Messi’s celebration to mark his goal after retiring from football in 2021 following a heart arrhythmia diagnosis.
The former Argentina international was in the top scorer list for his own Kings League franchise KuniSports in the penalty shoot-out loss to Porcinos FC before going to the corner flag and mimicking Messi’s hands behind his ears.
It was revealed that Agüero would make a one-off return to football this month after receiving an all-clear for Ecuadorian FC Barcelona, but appeared to be updating himself in the Kings League, sparking social media amid fans’ attempts to Collapse brought about finding out who the “masked winger” was.
Sergrio Aguero copied Lionel Messi’s celebration after scoring for KuniSports in the Kings League
The former Argentina striker picked up the ball from outside the box before hitting the back of the net to level
Trailing 2-1 to Porcinos – led by one of Spain’s biggest Twitch streamers Ibai Llanos – Aguero equalized.
Aguero was announced as the leader of KuniSports in the Kings League
The 34-year-old received a pass to the chest and took a touch with his feet before firing a left-footed shot into the bottom corner with a finish that Manchester City fans are well accustomed to.
The forward then rushed to celebrate with his team-mates near the halfway line before taking the opportunity to mimic his close friend’s celebration.
He ran towards the corner, where he then stood with both hands behind his ears in front of the Porcino FC goal.
Messi notably celebrated during the World Cup win against Holland at the Lusail Stadium, taking aim at coach Louis van Gaal.
The gesture is believed to have been in response to Van Gaal’s poor management of Argentinian legend Juan Riquelme during his time at Barcelona, where he was often on the bench and playing out of position.
Messi celebrated with his hands behind his ears against Holland at the 2022 World Cup
Riquelme was known for putting his hands over his ears after scoring, which could be a possible inspiration for the pose.
In Gerard Pique’s newest brainchild, the Kings League, 12 teams of sevens compete for a championship, with teams led by a mix of former pros, twitch streamers and internet personalities.
However, despite that all-important equalizer, Aguero failed to inspire his side to victory and actually missed his penalty in the resulting shoot-out after his shot hit the woodwork.
Aguero was forced to retire in 2021 after just five games for new club Barcelona due to a cardiac arrhythmia
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