Messi breaks Ronaldo's Instagram record


Messi breaks Ronaldo's Instagram record

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi

Triumph over arch rivals! Lionel Messi not only celebrates winning the Copa America, but also an Instagram record.

After Argentina won 1-0 against hosts Brazil, the Barcelona superstar posted a photo on Instagram showing him with the trophy in the dressing room shortly after the final whistle. The picture has already been “liked” more than 20 million times – a record for a sport-related post on Instagram.

The record was previously held by Messi's long-term rival Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese published a post in November commemorating the late Argentine football icon Diego Maradona. For this he received 19.8 million “Like” marks.

The two football icons are still a long way from the record of the most liked picture on Instagram. The “world record egg” holds that with more than 55 million likes. This is the picture of a bird's egg that was published with the declared aim of setting the Instagram world record. A hype developed around the photo, which resulted in the all-time record.

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