Lionel Messi sets new Instagram ‘like’ record for THIS picture!

Lionel Messi’s Instagram post celebrating Argentina’s Copa America win has become the most liked photo posted by an athlete on the social media platform.

Lionel Messi captained his national team to victory in the tournament with a 1-0 win against Brazil in the final in what was his first major title with Argentina.

The Barcelona star’s post of him holding the trophy after the win in the Maracana Stadium has racked up over 21 million likes on Instagram – and counting!

That breaks the previous record for a sports-related post which was held by Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Juventus star’s tribute to Diego Maradona after the Argentina hero’s death received 19.8 million likes.

Seeing as a battle royal has raged between the two football legends on the field in recent years, we have no doubt Ronaldo will have taken note of Lionel Messi’s latest feat and will set his immediate sights on reclaiming the “record”.

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