FC Barcelona players from the past and present have one more reason added to the list of reasons that they need to thank legendary Lionel Messi for.
In a recent interview, former Barcelona player Juan Carlos Heredia revealed that
More than 290 players could benefit - with the Nou Camp side having amassed five Champions League tiles, four Cup Winners' Cups and three Fairs Cups.
Juan Carlos Heredia - who was victorious in the Cup Winners' Cup in 1979 alongside Johan Cruyff - is one of the recipients, and explained how the reward was inspired.
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As reported by the Daily Mail, while speaking to 'The Tactical Room', Heredia said, "
Messi's goal came in the 70th minute of the 2009 final in Rome, and sealed the win over Sir Alex Ferguson's side after an early Sameul Eto'o strike.