The match between FC Barcelona Legends and Mohun Bagan legends created much hype in Kolkata since it’s announcement. Although the players list of Barça legends failed to impress many, still many football fans across the country had their eyes sticked onto the match where Bagan was overwhelmed by half a dozen of goals from Saviola & Co.
But it’s not the result which matters in such games, rather the partnerships which are made are talked about. The Barça legends visited different places of the city and had many things to say about India. They were made to involve in some initiatives of Govt. of West Bengal like ‘Safe Drive, Safe Life’ etc.
The Barça legends brought a precious gift with them for the Chief Minister of the state they’re visiting from arguably the greatest Barça player ever; Lionel Messi sent a gift to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Before departing India, FC Barcelona legends Juliano Belletti and Hari Litmanen handed over Barcelona’s jersey to Kaushik Moulik, founder of Football Next Foundation(organizers of the match) signed by Lionel Messi for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. It also had a message from Lionel Messi which said, “Best Wishes for my Friend Didi from Lionel Messi”!