Lionel Messi Breaks record for most-liked Instagram Sports photo

The famous No.10 Lionell Messi broke yet another record just a week after winning Copa America. This was his first major trophy with Argentina, after previously losing three Copa America finals and one World Cup final.

What record did he break?

With over 20 million likes, the Instagram post on Messi’s profile of himself holding the Copa America trophy is now the most-liked sports photo on the platform. The photo of Messi has also become the sixth most-liked post in the history of the social network.

The record was previously held by none-other than Messi’s biggest rival, Ronaldo. Cristiano’s post of him paying tribute to Diego Maradona had over 19 million likes.

How did Messi perform in Copa America?

The Argentine superstar is used to being the best player in most of the tournaments he participates in, and this was no different, as he was named player of the tournament. He was the top scorer with four goals and had the most assists (5) in the tournament.

What’s next for the Argentinian?

The 34-year-old is currently a free agent, as his contract with the Catalan giants expired on the 1st of July. Barcelona’s newly elected president Joan Laporta said Barcelona and Lionell Messi are getting closer to signing a deal that will keep him for another five years.

In his 2017 contract, Messi earned €138 million per season. However, now it has been reported that Messi will accept a five-year contract at the Spanish club with a 50% cut of his previous salary.

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