An Instagram photo of Lionel Messi grabbing the Copa America trophy following the Argentina-Brazil victory has become his favorite sports photo on social media, with over 20 million views.
Messi made his international debut in Argentina as the Albiceleste lifted the Copa America after their 1-0 win over Brazil at the Maracana on July 10.
Messi posted this picture and captioned:
What a beautiful madness! This is unbelievable! Thank you, God! We are the champions!
The post broke the previous record of 19.8 million likes that Cristiano Ronaldo had when he paid tribute to Diego Maradona after his death.
Ronaldo shared a black and white photo of Maradona writing: “Today, I say goodbye to my friend and the world says goodbye to the eternal genius. One of the best of all time. N ‘soon, but he will leave an infinite inheritance and emptiness that will not satisfy him.
Messi, a six-time Ballon d’Or winner, was named Copa America’s top scorer after scoring four goals and five assists in the tournament.
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The Argentine president is expected to sign a new contract with Barcelona soon.