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Lionel Messi Breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s Instagram Record

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are unarguably one of the greatest footballers that ever graced the football pitch.

Both players have and continued to break records, while the debate over who is better between the two players never stops.

The Argentine now have a record over his rival, has he broke a record that was previously held by long-term Balon D’or rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

In the wake of the victory on July 10, Messi took to Instagram to toast their triumph with a picture of him in the changing room proudly holding the trophy alongside the caption: “What a beautiful madness! This is unbelievable! Thank you, God! We are the champions!”

Messi break Ronaldo’s instagram record

As things stand, the photo has been liked more than 20 million times, thus making the image the most popular Instagram post ever posted by an athlete.

Ronaldo’s record lasted just under a year, as the previously most liked post came in the form of his touching tribute to the late Diego Maradona after his death in late 2020.

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Coincidentally, Messi’s own tribute to Maradona, someone he worked closely with in the international set-up, also featured in the top 20 most popular posts from an athlete, having been liked 16.4 million times, placing it 16th in the list.

Lionel Messi’s post which came after he had inspired Argentina to Copa America triumph over Brazil after heartbreaks in previous editions of the tournament is a joy to behold for his numerous fans worldwide.

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