Spanish soccer champions Barcelona jetted into the country on Wednesday morning and South Africans are absolutely beside themselves in excitement.
Mzansi tweeps are over the moon after seeing pictures and videos of Barcelona's stars, including Messi and Suarez, walking through the arrivals section of OR Tambo airport.
In just a few hours, these global superstars will play PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns at FNB Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg.
Briefly.co.za compiles some reactions from South Africans on social media below.
Although the megastars are here, many South Africans are still backing their home team:
However, some fans of Sundowns' rival clubs are not setting aside their rivalries. They have urged Barcelona to absolutely thrash Sundowns:
Many can't wait for the local boy, Percy Tau, to take on Messi:
For some tweeps, breathing the same "South African air" as Messi is proving to be a little emotional:
Finally, Mzansi tweeps paid tribute to the man who made it all happen, Mamelodi Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe:
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