Following their appearance in a photo shoot together, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have just smashed the internet.
The Argentine football player was seen with the Portuguese football player in a now-viral photo posted by Louis Vuitton.
The two footballing legends have reigned over the game of football for more than 15 years, and their astounding accomplishments have elevated the game to greater levels.
In one of football’s most famous rivalries, Messi and Ronaldo have competed against one another for the best player honors, earning a combined 12 Ballon d’Ors.
Fans were astonished to see a photo of the two together uploaded online on Saturday night because there is more mutual respect between them than friendship.
The image, which shows Messi and Ronaldo playing chess on a Louis Vuitton briefcase, was shared on Instagram by the two great players.
Lionel Messi captioned the post:
“Victory is a State of Mind. A long tradition of crafting trunks photographed by @annieleibovitz for @louisvuitton.“
Cristiano Ronaldo also captioned the post:
“Victory is a State of Mind. A long tradition of crafting trunks photographed by @annieleibovitz for @louisvuitton”
Louis Vuitton responded on Twitter by writing:
After receiving more than 20 million likes across both posts in a little over 50 minutes, the image swiftly gained popularity and might end up becoming one of the most liked images in Instagram history.
“Victory is a State of Mind. @Cristiano and #LionelMessi captured by @annieleibovitz for @LouisVuitton. In addition to a long tradition of crafting trunks for the world’s most coveted sporting trophies, the Maison celebrates two of the most talented football players today”
Fans were astounded by the intriguing photo and how historically significant it appears to be.
The iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz snapped Messi and Ronaldo for a partnership with Louis Vuitton.
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