It was the most commented on Instagram above all the posts of the Argentine clubs. River gave a shirt to the Argentine captain and his former players on an unforgettable night.
In the early hours of Friday, when the Monumental had already witnessed an emotional and historic night with the celebration of the National Team for obtaining the third world cup, the official River accounts published a photo that would explode the matrix.
A while before, two powers had come together in the local locker room. Lionel Messi and Marcelo Gallardo met again, greeted each other, hugged and took a photo smiling, wearing a River shirt, on the back of which was the last name of the best player in the world and the number 10.
“The perfect photo exists”, wrote the club on its networks. Messi, Gallardo and the red band. And that’s how it was: as if it were an image generated by artificial intelligence thinking about what River fans might like the most, the smiles of the Doll and of Leo With the jacket that the managers had just given him, they literally formed the perfect photo. And that, of course, translated into performance results that made the club’s social networks explode, leaving historical records.
River’s post with the Doll y Leo broke all the records for likes on Instagram for the history of the club and also for that of all Argentine football clubs: less than 24 hours after its publication, the photo already surpassed the previous most liked photo on the official account of the institution de Núñez on Instagram, which was the one of all the former River lifting the World Cup with the Lusail stadium in Qatar in the background: that one gathered 1,076,000 likes. That of Gallardo and Messi has already passed 1.6 million and counting…
For River this is a record internally but it is also external. For example, the post of Leo and the Doll It also surpassed the more than 900,000 likes that the Boca account had with the photo of Messi himself doing the Topo Gigio in the match against the Netherlands.
Of course, Boca also has its own “perfect picture” on Instagram: it is the one of Messi and Riquelme in the Bombonera locker room with the Boca shirt and the 10 on the back, similar to that of River, although 775,000 users put hearts on that one.
Of course, it was the dream photo of all the fans, who first saw Messi’s postcard with President Jorge Brito on the Twitter account of the bookmaker that sponsors the millionaire and announced: “Codere, River’s official sponsor, couldn’t stop being with the best in the world.” A little while later, Gallardo’s would come, who was also photographed with Scaloni, with the president of the club and the secretary Stefano Di Carlo.
The shirt was a gift that the club gave Messi. And to other Argentine players. To Franco Armani, goalkeeper from Martín Demichelis’s team, to former River Gonzalo Montiel (he had a great gesture when he bought tickets for the 60 boys from the River pension so they could see the friendly of the National Team with Panama and witness the festivities) , Enzo Fernández, Julián Álvarez, Exequiel Palacios, Guido Rodríguez and Germán Pezzella and Nicolás Otamendi, a River fan, who also served as a wink to seduce him into playing for the club starting in the middle of the year. He also received his Scaloni jacket, with the 18 on the back.