Lionel Messi was mobbed by three young pitch invaders during Paris Saint-Germain's 3-0 win over Ajaccio.
The Argentinian star produced an absolute masterclass on the night and was absolutely unplayable as he recorded one of his best performances of the season.
It was the Messi and Mbappe show as they combined to assist each other for all three goals, with the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner recording one goal and two assists on the night.
However, one of the standout moments of the game wasn't related to the match - as three young pitch invaders charged on individually to secure a moment with the GOAT.
Three young fans burst onto the pitch, one at a time, each securing a quick selfie with the former Barcelona player before promptly running over.
Two of them also took their chance to hug Messi in what was a heart-warming moment as he kindly allowed them to enjoy a brief moment whilst also smiling for each photo.
Over the course of his career he's had to deal with many a pitch invader, but he's typically always tried to give fans a moment to remember - such is the nature of the man.
3 pitch invaders in 1 match and he welcome them all 🥰🥰🥰— Kasho (@iamkasho) October 22, 2022
The truth is you wake up everyday getting new reasons to be Messi fan ✅✅✅ pic.twitter.com/7Qaky5GQy8
One person said: "Ain’t now way Messi had more pitch invaders from today alone (2) than Ronaldo had Ballon d'Or votes (0)."
Another commented: "Most loved football player in the world."
A third tweeted: "Messi was actually surprised when the second invader just hugged him and didn't take a selfie. Man is so humble."
While someone put: "That's why he's the GOAT..."
When you compare how he reacted on the pitch last night with how his Ballon d'Or rival Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to a fan asking for a photograph - in which he was charged by the FA for slapping a phone out of a teenagers hand last month - it does make for a particularly stark comparison.
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