Lionel Messi: Fan’s reaction to spotting legend on Argentina bus in England goes viral

  • Rob Swan
‘THE GOAT, MAN!’ - Fan loses it after spotting Lionel Messi on Argentina team bus in England

A Lionel Messi fan has gone viral on social media for his reaction after spotting his hero on Argentina’s team bus in England this week.

Messi and his teammates were in London for the Finalissima against Italy at Wembley, which took place on Wednesday night.

Argentina won 3-0 thanks to goals from Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria and Paulo Dybala. But Messi, who provided two assists, was deservedly named Man of the Match following a spellbinding performance.

The 34-year-old has experienced a difficult debut season with Paris Saint-Germain, despite winning the Ligue 1 title, after leaving Barcelona last summer.

PSG supporters have only seen Messi at his world-class best on a handful occasions so far.

But the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner proved that he’s still more than capable of producing magical displays against the best opponents following a wonderful individual performance against the Euro 2020 winners.

Messi Finalissima
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 01: Angel Di Maria of Argentina is congratulated by Lionel Messi scoring their side’s second goal during the 2022 Finalissima match between Italy and Argentina at Wembley Stadium on June 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Tickets for the match – which saw Messi secure his 40th career trophy, making him the second-most decorated footballer of all time – were sold out.

Messi might be in his mid-30s now but he’s still the footballer that everyone wants to see play live at least once before he retires.

Messi Finalissima
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 01: Lionel Messi of Argentina looks on during the 2022 Finalissima match between Italy and Argentina at Wembley Stadium on June 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Video: Fan spots Lionel Messi in England and loses it

And one fan couldn’t contain himself after spotting Messi and his Argentina teammates on one of England’s motorways.

Watch the man’s hilarious reaction here:

His reaction is understandable, isn’t it? It’s not everyday that you spot arguably the greatest footballer of all time while driving your car.

Let’s check out some of the reaction to the viral clip:

Will Messi win the 2022 World Cup with Argentina?

After winning his first two international trophies with Argentina in the form of the Copa America and Finalissima inside 12 months – or three, if you include the gold medal he won at the 2008 Olympics – Messi will now have his sights set firmly on lifting the World Cup with Argentina in Qatar.

Argentina are currently on a 32-game unbeaten run stretching back to 2019 and have formed an incredible team spirit under head coach Lionel Scaloni.

With a fired-up Messi leading them this winter, anything is possible.

Lionel Messi at Wembley
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 01: Lionel Messi of Argentina is thrown in the air by his teammates as they celebrate their sides victory in the 2022 Finalissima match between Italy and Argentina at Wembley Stadium on June 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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