Sergio Aguero’s son poses with godfather Lionel Messi’s shorts as Argentina star aims to emulate granddad Diego Maradona | The Sun

SERGIO AGUERO'S son posed with his GODFATHER Lionel Messi's shorts after he inspired Argentina to the World Cup final.

Messi was the star of the show, scoring and getting an assist as La Albiceleste beat Croatia 3-0 in the semi-final.



And after the game Benjamin, 13, was gifted the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner's shorts.

Aguero is close friends with Messi and made him godfather of his son.

And young Benjamin has more sporting connections in his family as his mum is Diego Maradona's daughter.

The ex-Manchester City goalscorer married Maradona's youngest daughter Giannina and they had Benhamin.

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Aguero and Giannina are now divorced – splitting in 2012 after four years of marriage.

Messi and Aguero have always had a close relationship from their days in the national team together – he once described the Paris Saint-Germain star as "like a brother".

He even joined Barcelona in the hope to play with him at club level but Messi ended up moving to the Parisians.

Since Aguero's retirement Messi has decided to room alone on international duty as he doesn't want to share his space with anyone else.

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Many expected Aguero to be named amongst the Argentinian coaching staff for this World Cup and even though he wasn't, heseems heavily involved with the squad.

He was spotted on the pitch as they beat the Netherlands celebrating with the Argentina team and was involved in a tunnel bust-up after the match.

Aguero stepped in amid a feud between his best friend and Wout Weghorst.

It's not the first time he has leaped to Messi's defence in Qatar.

Boxer Canelo Alvarez threatened and accused him of disrespect after he appeared to kick a Mexico shirt after their group stage clash.

Aguero responded: "Mr. Canelo, don't look for excuses or problems, surely you don't know about soccer and what happens in a locker room. 

"The shirts are always on the floor after the games are over due to sweat and then if you see, he makes the movement to remove the boot and accidentally hits it."

Canelo later apologised, but that didn't stop Mike Tyson stepping into the row in defence of Messi.

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