Messi breaks Ronaldo’s record for the most liked photo on Instagram

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Argentina star’s celebration on Copa America is the most successful post on IG.

Lionel Messi’s Instagram post celebrating Copa America win had become the most like photo on Instagram.

The Barcelona star Captain his national team to win over Brazil with 1:0. It is the first major trophy he has won with Argentina, having previously lost with three Copa America final and a world cup.

Messi’s post him holding the trophy after the win the Maracana stadium has rank up to 20 million likes on Instagram. That break a previous record for a sports related post, which was held by Cristiano Ronaldo. The Juventus star’s tribute to Diego Maradona the Argentine hero’s death hit 19.8 million likes.

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The 34 year old was given the player of the tournament for his performance in Brazil. He was the joint top scorer in the Copa America alongside Columbia star Louis Diaz with four goals and he also register five assist.

Messi is currently a free agent after his contact expired with Barcelona. He is expected to commit with a new deal with the club, however he had agreed to cut off 50 percent of his wages for a five year deal.

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