Messi wishes Casillas a quick recovery after heart attack

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The goalkeeper suffered a heart attack on Wednesday and the Barca star wished the Porto goalkeeper a speedy recovery

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi hopes Iker Casillas recovers soon after the Porto goalkeeper suffered a heart attack.

Former Spain keeper Casillas is in a stable condition following a heart attack during training with Porto on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old – Spain's record appearance maker with 167 caps – was hospitalised but the Portuguese giants confirmed his "heart problem resolved".

After leading Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final first leg, two-goal hero Messi sent his well wishes to the former Real Madrid star.

"Happy with the result of tonight," Messi wrote via Instagram post-match. "But we still have to go to Anfield, a very difficult stadium, where Liverpool – who are a great team – will push hard.

"The most important moment of the season is coming and we have to be closer and united than ever.

"Finally I want to take this opportunity to send a hug to Casillas and wish him to recover very soon."

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Casillas won five La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues during 16 decorated seasons with Real Madrid, while he was Spain's last line of defence during their golden period – winning Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 either side of the 2010 World Cup. 

He joined Porto in 2015 and helped them win the Primeira Liga in the 2017-18 campaign.

This season, Casillas has made 31 league appearances and 42 in all competitions for Porto – who lost to Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals.

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