First Published Oct 12, 2022 4:39 PM Indochina Time
Legendary striker Lionel Messi missed Tuesday’s Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Benfica due to an injury. However, the Argentine icon was close to the action as he watched his teammates score a 1-1 draw at the Parc des Princes.
After the match, Messi’s wife Antonella Roccuzzo shared a photo of the 35-year-old legend with Kit Harington, who plays the famous Jon Snow in the popular series Game of Thrones.
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“Lord Commander Jon Snow,” the Paris Saint-Germain star’s wife wrote on her Instagram story, which has now gone viral across social media platforms.
Messi, who scored a superb goal against Benfica in their away game last week, missed Tuesday’s match with an injury that Paris Saint-Germain described as a “little calf discomfort”. The Parisian club hopes to have the Argentine legend available for its next Ligue 1 match against Marseille on October 16.
The photo of Messi and Kit Harington comes days after the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner confirmed that the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be his last appearance at this remarkable event. Considered one of the greatest players to honor the sport, Messi has yet to lift the famous trophy, and the former Barcelona legend will get one last chance to claim the coveted glory when the tournament begins on November 20.
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Speaking to Star+ in Argentina, when asked if this would be the World Cup Final, Messi said “Yes. Definitely, yes.”
The former Barcelona legend also spoke about Argentina’s chances of winning the 2022 World Cup. “I don’t know if we are the favourites, but Argentina are always favourites because of history, because of what that means,” Messi said.
“We are not the favorites, it seems,” the Argentine icon added. “There are other teams above us today, but we are very close.”
The photo of Messi, his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and Kit Harington, also known as Jon Snow, sparked a massive revolution on social media, with many fans of the football player and actor widely shared the photo.
“The World Cup is coming,” a number of fans noted as they took a leaf from the iconic dialogue of the show Game of Throne “Winter is Coming.” Some fans also used other famous references from the song series to comment on the photo that won the hearts of millions.
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Here is a look at some of the reactions:
Last updated Oct 12, 2022 at 4:39 PM EST