Lionel Messi has enjoyed another small victory over Cristiano Ronaldo by claiming the most liked Instagram post by a sportsperson following Argentina’s World Cup final win on Sunday night.
In the aftermath of Argentina’s thrilling penalty shootout win over France, the PSG star took to Instagram to post 10 pictures of the celebrations in Qatar.
In the 17 hours since he uploaded it, Messi’s post has racked up a staggering 52 million likes, with the forward also surpassing 400million followers on the social media platform.
Messi accompanied the post with a caption that read: ‘WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!!!! I dreamed it so many times, I wanted it so much that I still haven’t fallen, I can’t believe it……
‘Thank you very much to my family, to all who support me and also to all who believed in us. We demonstrate once again that Argentines when we fight together and united we are capable of achieving what we set out to do.
‘The merit belongs to this group, which is above individualities, it is the strength of all fighting for the same dream’.