Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have just broken the internet after appearing in a photoshoot together.
The pair of footballing titans have dominated the beautiful game for more than 15 years and taken the sport to new heights with their incredible achievements.
Messi and Ronaldo have a total of 12 Ballon d'Ors between them and have pushed one another to be the very best in one of sport's most epic rivalries.
There's a mutual respect as opposed to a friendship but on Saturday night fans were shocked to see an image of the pair together posted online.
Both Messi and Ronaldo took to Instagram to share the snap, which sees the legendary duo playing chess on a Louis Vuitton briefcase.
The Argentine captioned the post: "Victory is a State of Mind. A long tradition of crafting trunks photographed by @annieleibovitz for @louisvuitton."
The picture quickly went viral and may well go down as one of the most liked posts in the history of Instagram after racking up more than 10 million likes across both posts in just over 30 minutes.
Fans were in awe over the surreal snap and how historic it promises to be.
One person wrote: "Best. Photo. Ever."
Another said: "Nothing much to see here... Just two goats playing chess."
A third added: "Picture of the century."
A fourth said: "This is Legendary."
A few years Messi and Ronaldo were sat next to one another at the Champions League draw and the latter said he was hopeful of them having dinner together one day.
"We have not had dinner together yet, but I hope so in the future."— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 29, 2019
"It's great to be a part of the history of football. I am there, and of course, he is as well."
Cristiano Ronaldo speaks on his relationship with Lionel Messi 🙏 pic.twitter.com/HbicSaS6NW
In his explosive interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV, Ronaldo talked about his relationship and had nothing but good things to say about the 35-year old.
He said: "Amazing player is magic, top… As a person, we share the stage 16 years, imagine, 16 years. we share. So, I have great relationship with him. I'm not friend of him in terms of, what I mean friend is the guy who was with you in your house, speaking on the phone, no, but it's like a teammate.
“He’s a guy that I really respect the way he always speak about me. Even his wife or my wife, my girlfriend, they always respect and they're from Argentina. My girlfriend is from Argentina. So good. What I am going to say about Messi? A great guy who does great things for football.”
Ronaldo also joked that they would sell a lot of shirts if they were to play in the same team one day.
Featured Image Credit: Lionel Messi & Louis Vuitton
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