Lionel Messi breaks Instagram record
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Lionel Messi breaks Instagram record

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has broken an Instagram record following their COPA America title win.

Messi's Instagram post of himself with the Copa America trophy has become the platform's most-liked sports photograph, surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo's most paying tribute to Diego Maradona after his passing on November 25, 2020.

The photo of Messi has already gone above 19,800,000 likes, an Instagram record for a sports post.

It is also the sixth most-liked post in the history of the social network, behind posts from the likes of Billie Eilish, XXXTentacion, Ariana Grande, and the world record-breaking photograph of an egg from January 4, 2019.

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