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Honduras players line up and ask Lionel Messi for pictures after Argentina defeat, it was a full on meet and greet

Josh Lawless

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Honduras players line up and ask Lionel Messi for pictures after Argentina defeat, it was a full on meet and greet

Honduras players bombarded Lionel Messi with photo requests after he ran the show in a 3-0 win for Argentina.

Messi scored twice, once from the spot and then the second coming in the form of a gorgeous chip - while Lautaro Martinez bagged the other goal at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.


The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner was also on the receiving end of some rough treatment from the opposition, with a nasty shoulder charge from Deiby Flores sparking an on-pitch brawl.

Messi was on the deck holding his face while it all went off, though eventually things were diffused and Flores received a yellow card for his challenge.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

The 35-year-old picked himself up and only five minutes after the melee he bagged that superb second.

After the game, Messi then held his own meet and greet session as a number of Honduras players swarmed him in order to get that all-important photo opportunity.

Some were following his every move just so they have the snap to show their grandkids. Messi, to his credit, happily posed for a number of pictures - even if a Honduran official grabbed his arm at one point.

The official Copa America Twitter account posted a video of Messi's many picture requests Argentina's Finalissima celebrations at Wembley.

The likes of Paulo Dybala, Juan Foyth and Nicolas Otamendi were all desperate to have a picture with Messi and the trophy.

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Featured Image Credit: Image: TyC Sports

Topics: Lionel Messi, Argentina, Honduras

Josh Lawless
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