Messi surpasses Ronaldo for the most liked post on Instagram

Lionel Messi surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo for the most liked post on Instagram. Messi's post with Copa America is now most liked IG post.

Lionel Messi of Argentina, lifting Copa America 2021
Lionel Messi of Argentina, lifting Copa America 2021

The Argentine’s post after the Copa America triumph has garnered record-breaking likes on Instagram.

It has been an ecstatic last few weeks for Lionel Messi, who set the world ablaze after winning the Copa America title with Argentina.

The Blaugrana star topped both the scoring assists charts and every possible index, and now adding a cherry to the cake, he has the most liked posts on Instagram.

Messi posted a photo with the Copa America 2021 title after the win, which has thus far amassed around 20.2 million likes.

The Barca ace also beat his rival Cristiano Ronaldo for a sports player with the most likes. The Juventus ace previously garnered 19 millions likes for a post related to Diego Maradona’s tribute.

It shows how people across the world celebrated the six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s first major international trophy.

The Blaugrana skipper deserved this trophy after possibly going through frustrating spells with the national team – losing in the finals of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Copa America.

After making the fans of La Albiceleste happier, Messi is expected to do the same to the Blaugrana faithful as he is on the verge of signing a new five-year contract to put an end to his exit speculation.

In addition, the 34-year-old has been considered as the top favourite to win the Ballon d”or this year for his incredible run at both club and international level.

As far as Ronaldo is concerned, the Portuguese star endured disappointing spells after Juve failed to win Serie A and Champions League, which followed up with a round-of-16 exit in Euro 2020. Meanwhile, CR7 posted a cryptic post yesterday which fuelled speculation about his future. Incidentally the post amassed 12 millions likes in a single day.