Messi trumps Ronaldo for the most liked Instagram photo

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Lionel Messi has surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo as a sports star with the most liked photo on Instagram.

The picture was of Messi celebrating his Copa America triumph with Argentina. La Albiceleste beat Brazil 1-0 in the final with Angel Di Maria scoring the only goal of the first half.

After the dust had settled on the victory, Messi took to Instagram to praise his success and published a photo with the text: “What a beautiful madness! This is incredible! Thank you God! We are the winners! “

To date, the post has attracted over 20 million likes, making it the most popular sports image on social media.

It surpasses a picture that Ronaldo posted after Diego Maradona’s death, together with the caption: “Today I say goodbye to a friend and the world says goodbye to an eternal genius. One of the best of all time. An unsurpassed magician. He leaves too soon, but he leaves a legacy without limitations and an emptiness that will never be filled. Vila i fred, ess. You will never be forgotten. “

Messi was inspiring in his side’s Copa America triumph and criticized for underperforming at the international level in the past. He was deservedly crowned as a player in the tournament after netting four goals and five assists on his way to victory.

Messi’s summer has got off to a fantastic start, but his messy contract in Barcelona has not yet been arranged. La Pulga has been a free agent on June 30 and although he is generally expected to provide new terms at Camp Nou, a final agreement has not yet been reached.

Messi is considered to have agreed on a new five-year contract on half of his previous salary, a deal that would expire after his 38th birthday.

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