Mascherano has created a new religion
Javier Mascherano acts like a big brother to Leo Messi. He takes care of him and enjoys his football, both at Barcelona and with the Argentinian national team. The best player of the world counts on Mascherano as his confident and friend. Barça's number '14' doesn't want to compare Messi's current performances with those moments where the star hasn't been so brilliant: "I am too much Messistic to compare his different moments".
They walk together at Barça since season 2010/11, when Mascherano signed from Liverpool to become Yaya Toure's replacement. Five years later, 'Masche' has won all the possible titles with the club and he is one of the important men of the dressing-room.
Javier and Leo, both born in Santa Fe, Argentina. There's just half an hour differente between their homes. Years later they both live in Barcelona, where Messi is the club's leader and Mascherano one of the key man of the squad.