Lionel Messi’s post has garnered over 20 million likes on the social media platform. Cristiano Ronaldo previously set the record in 2020 for his tribute post to Diego Maradona.
Lionel Messi is employed to breaking many records on the gridiron. The Argentina captain added a feather to his glittering cap by leading his side to the Copa America 2021 title. every week on from Messi’s conquering of the Copa America with Argentina, the No.10 has broken yet one more record.
This time, though, his feat has come far away from the football pitch and during a field wherein he is not won’t to breaking records. Messi’s Instagram post of himself with the Copa America trophy has become the platform’s most-liked sports photograph, surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo’s most paying tribute to Diego Maradona after his passing on November 25, 2020.
Messi’s post has garnered over 20 million likes on the social media platform. Ronaldo previously set the record in 2020 for his tribute post to Diego Maradona, who gave up the ghost at the age of 60. In fact, Messi’s own tribute post to Maradona in November 2020 was liked 16.4 million times, making it the 16th hottest Instagram post in history.
Recently, Messi led Argentina to their first international title since Copa America in 1993. The Barcelona star was the highest scorer of the tournament with five goals to his name. The 34-year-old got extremely emotional when Argentina beat Brazil within the summit clash. His moment with Neymar after the ultimate where he consoles the Brazilian star was loved by fans across the world.
On the opposite hand, despite Ronaldo’s great goal-scoring form – Portugal couldn’t make it to the quarter-final of the recently concluded UEFA Euro 2020.
There is massive speculation over the longer term of Messi and Ronaldo. The question is will they leave their respective clubs?