Lionel Messi: Bayern Munich dedicate special section for Argentine in their stadium

Lionel Messi: Bayern Munich dedicate special section for Argentine in their stadium

- Lionel Messi broke Gerd Muller's 40-year goal record in 2012 after scoring 91 goals in a calendar year

- The 32-year-old forward send a jersey to the German legend after achieving the feat back then

- The Bavarians however agreed to put the piece in their museum as the only non-Bayern football related material in the club

German League champions Bayern Munich have dedicated a small portion of their stadium in admiration of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

The 32-year-old stunned the world in 2012 when he scored a total of 91 goals in a calendar year to break Gerd Muller's over decade record of 85 goals.

Having achieved the feat at the end of the year, the Argentine gifted Muller one of his jerseys in a bid to pay respect to the legend with a message: “For Gerd Müller / My respect and admiration / A hug.”

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After receiving the jersey, Muller decided to send it to the Bavarians so it can be on show in the Allianz Arena.

The club agreed to the request and the jersey is the only non-Bayern Munich material in the history of the club's museum.

The shirt is also presented alongside a message from former Barca president Sandro Rossell to Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Rossell, who was president of the club for five years between 2010-2014, wrote: "In recognition of the player and person that is Gerd Muller.

"The esteem and admiration our club feels for Bayern and it's fans is demonstrated once again in the historical tie between these two great players who have become sporting legends of our clubs."

Source: Yen

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