Barcelona can play against Lionel Messi’s Argentina in 2024 as part of their 125th anniversary celebrations at the newly renovated Spotify Camp Nou.
According to memorabilia, the club want Lionel Messi to come back home and say goodbye to the Barcelona fans after a sad departure in 2021.
In 1999, to celebrate Barça’s centenary, the Brazilian national team came to Camp Nou to take part in an exhibition match.
Lionel Messi to show World Cup and Ballon d’Or trophy
The Argentine did not get a chance to show off his World Cup trophy at PSG, and he admitted that he felt bad about that. However, he can present the World Cup trophy in front of the Barcelona fans.
Furthermore, he will also present his eight Ballon d’Or trophies at the Camp Nou.
One half each for Barcelona and Argentina
With both Argentina and Barcelona playing, Messi will likely play one half each for Barcelona and Argentina.
The report suggests that he will play the first half for Argentina and the second for Barca.
A new era for Barcelona
The club would combine Leo’s farewell as the end of an era and the beginning of a new one with the brand new stadium.
Hosting a match for Lionel Messi will not only mark the end of an era, but the Argentine will finally bid an overdue farewell to his beloved Barca fans.
A new era for the club will also start, as the new project Espai Barca and the inauguration of the new Spotify Camp Nou will also take place.
Tifo for Lionel Messi in the stands of Spotify Camp Nou
Barcelona will prepare a special tifo for Lionel Messi, much like how they did for Xavi in 2015 when the Spaniard played his final game for the club.
With the Spotify Camp Nou’s capacity set to increase to 120,000, the tifo will be bigger and better than the last one.
Special 125th-anniversary kit
Barcelona are expected to get Nike to design a special 125th anniversary, with a patch, and possibly a unique design, like the El Clasico special kit from 2021 or the special fourth kits with the Senyera kits featuring red and yellow.
Messi finally get a well-deserved homage
Considering how Messi left Barcelona in 2021, plus his strained relationship with Joan Laporta, a reunion of this stature could help alleviate the sour terms between them.
The 36-year-old is still going strong for Argentina and is also expected to play for his national team until 2024, with the Copa America coming up next year.
Finally, at the end, every football fan will hope that Messi receives the sendoff he was unfortunate not to get.