A brief appreciation of Juan Roman Riquelme

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Juan Roman Riquelme played his last game with Boca Juniors in a Wednesday night lost to Corinthians.

“I feel empty. I haven’t got anything else to give to the club,” the 34-year-old, who won 51 caps for Argentina including a stint at the 2006 World Cup, said after the match. “I can’t play at half (steam).”

Riquelme, who had two separate stints with the Argentine power before and after a successful career in Europe, says he will make an announcement on whether he’s going to join another team in the near future. Smart money: retirement.

If the brilliant playmaker and dribbler does walk away from the game, it will be a sad moment for all of us. Luckily, we can turn to YouTube. Stop what you’re doing and witness perfection.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzoRkTRP7Cc&w=420&h=315]
And here:
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