Brasilia: As the former Argentina international Jorge Valdano once observed: "One does try to avoid comparing Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona. The problem is that Messi doesn't help."
The comparisons will only increase ahead of Argentina's World Cup quarter-final with Belgium on Saturday, for it was against the Belgians that two of Maradona's most iconic moments occurred. (Also read: Messi tells Argentina to make most of luck after win vs Switzerland | Revealed: Messi was nervous while playing against Switzerland)
In a 1982 World Cup group-stage match in Barcelona, a photograph was taken of Maradona facing up to a throng of six Belgian defenders that has become one of the most well-known of him as a player. (Suggested read: Film on Messi depicts tough journey to the top)