- Ilaix Moriba is a huge fan of Lionel Messi and was fortunate enough to meet his idol when he was young
- He shared a throwback pic of when he met Messi alongside a current pic commenting on where he started and where he is now
- Fans took to the comments section and reacted to the post, with many people praising Messi and Moriba for their football skills
FC Barcelona star Ilaix Moriba shared a pic of when he met Lionel Messi when they both were younger, it is amazing to see how far the two stars have come.
Moriba was thrilled to meet his idol and even more so now that he gets to play alongside the soccer legend.
He took to Twitter and posted a pic of them when they were young alongside a current pic, he captioned the post with:
"How it started, how its going"
Fans took to the comments to share their reactions to the touching pic:
"Stars are born to brighten the lives of others & Messi is no doubt a star cos what he did for Ilaix Moriba is very inspiring; God bless him. In life all one needs to do is believe, pray to meet the right person or persons & be determined; I wish u guys the best in life..."
"Why do every successful star gets to meet there future icon, like they know they gonna meet one day and decide to take a shot in the past for future purpose or what it's funny at times though."
"You will shine... 2025 will be a year u will win ballon dor .. you won’t be in Barca by then... you will compete Mbappe and a very new player unknown now .. mark dis down and look for me then"
It is also worth noting that in the earlier pic, Moriba has his hand on Messi's shoulder and in the current pic the roles are reversed.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Lionel Messi scored twice for Barcelona in their 5-1 emphatic win over Deportivo Alaves to increase his league tally for the season to 15 goals and five assists so far this season.
The 33-year-old is now chasing former strike-partner Luis Suarez who has 16 already for the golden boot at the end of the season.
However, the highlight of the game was the six-time Ballon d'Or winner reaching another major milestone in his career.
The four-time Champions League winner equalled the former captain Xavi Hernandes' 505 La Liga games after featuring in the game.
In other news, Cristiano Ronaldo now has the highest number of followers on social media as a sports celebrity on social media.
The recently-clocked 36-year-old officially reached 500 million followers more than any other athlete on social media.
The Juventus striker has been in superb form as recently became the world's leading scorer in the history of football.
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