Messi Lifts Lid On Having The Most Liked Instagram Post In History

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has discussed his record-breaking Instagram post following Argentina's 2022 FIFA World Cup victory, a post that saw him go ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo for a certain record.

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The Paris Saint-Germain talisman has finally taken the time to speak on his historic achievement with La Albiceleste last month, which saw the South American champions conquer the world for a third time.

Argentina's World Cup triumph was spearheaded by Messi and the victory in Qatar, for many, was his crowning moment as football's greatest-ever player.

On his way to and after lifting the illustrious trophy, Messi broke a plethora of records not only for his country but at the tournament too.

As well as breaking goalscoring and assist records in the Gulf, he also broke the record for the most liked Instagram photo ever, edging ahead of career-long rival Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Portuguese marksman the previous sportsperson with the most-liked Instagram post ever.

"I didn't look for it either, because I wasn't looking to be the most liked photo, far from it. But hey, there it is," Messi told Infobae.

"It shows a little bit what people wanted to see me with that cup. I think that photo reached people.

"The truth is that very few comments I could read. It is very difficult.

"I had a million messages and it ended up blocking me. It was crazy."

The rivalry between Messi and Ronaldo has gone on for well over a decade now, but while the Rosario native was on his way to becoming a world champion, there seemed to be a lot of turmoil in his rival’s career.

The 37-year-old striker would terminate his contract with Manchester United and become a free agent in November, before Portugal were dumped out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage.

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With Ronaldo now plying his trade in Saudi Arabia, Messi will now likely look to break another one of his long-time rival's records by becoming the leading goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history – he is currently 11 goals behind the Real Madrid legend's 140 strikes in the competition.

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