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Yara poses for a picture with Messi.

Lionel Messi meets pop star but doesn't know who she is

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Lionel Messi stole the show on Wednesday night as his 37th career hat-trick inspired Barcelona to a comprehensive 4-0 win over Manchester City.

Whilst the Argentinian magician was putting Pep Guardiola's side to the sword, a Lebanese pop star by the name of Yara went to the Nou Camp to watch her favourite team in action.

Based in Lebanon but currently in Spain, it was a rare opportunity for the 33-year-old singer to see the Spanish champions live and, a day after Messi's devastating display, she got a chance to meet him and the other Barcelona players at the club's training ground.

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Even though she may not be well known to people in Europe, Yara is one of the biggest stars in her home country and has around 2.3 million followers on Twitter as well as 2.7 million more on Instagram.

That said, as you can see in the video below, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner had little idea who she was before her manager presumably told him about her status:

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After exchanging an initial greeting, there was a clear pause in the conversation and while Yara prepared to get some pictures with Messi, he can rather amusingly be seen listening to her associate as he explains who she is.

The pleasant yet pretty awkward encounter ended with the singer asking for a selfie with the 29-year-old forward, to which he happily obliged.

On the pitch, Messi produced another top-class performance against Man City on what was his first start for Barca since a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid back on September 21.

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He already has 12 goals from just 10 appearances this season and he'll be looking to add to his tally when the Catalan giants travel to 14th-placed Valencia on Saturday.

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