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Messi breaks a social media record previously held by Ronaldo

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Following the best Copa America run for Argentina, Lionel Messi broke a social media record previously held by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi has beaten Cristiano Ronaldo for a social media record that was previously held by the Portuguese star. 

The mercurial Argentine now becomes the first athlete to have an Instagram post with the most number of likes. This happened after Argentina lifted the most awaited Copa America trophy earlier this month.

Messi and his team managed to overpower Brazil with a 1-0 victory in the final of the tournament. As you may know, it is the first major title that the Barcelona man has won with Argentina.

Having lost the last three Copa America finals and a World Cup final, this win meant the world for the Argentinian great. In fact, Messi’s post alongside the trophy secured more than 20.7 million likes on Instagram.

Consequently, it broke the previous sports-related record held by Cristiano Ronaldo’s social media post. The Juve striker’s homage to Diego Maradona on Instagram received 19.8 million likes.