Lionel Messi surpasses Ronaldo on Instagram as the most like image
|Lionel Messi's picture of the Copa America success has now become the most liked picture on Instagram, surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo's image with Maradona. (Photo credit: Instagram)|
It may have taken almost forever to come but Lionel Messi’s Copa America win has earned him something beyond footballing medals as he surpassed a record 20 million likes on IG with a picture of him holding the trophy he won last weekend.
Messi celebrated his first major title with Argentina as the Albiceleste lifted the Copa America after beating fiercest rivals and tournament favorites Brazil at the famous Maracana stadium 1-0 and the Argentine was voted as the best player of the tournament.
Messi posted a picture with the caption: "What a beautiful madness! This is unbelievable! Thank you, God! We are the champions!"
Ronaldo shared a black and white photograph of himself with Maradona and wrote: "Today I'm saying goodbye to a friend and the world is saying goodbye to an eternal genius.
One of the best of all-time. An unparalleled magician. He leaves too soon, but he leaves a legacy without limits and an emptiness that will never be filled. Rest in peace, ace. You will never be forgotten."
Messi, a six-time Ballon d'Or winner, was voted the top player of the Copa America after his four goals and five assists in the competition.