Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo shook social networks with an animation

Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo shook social networks with an animation in the style of ‘Toy Story’

Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi in a Champions League match.

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Then blow up social media last Saturday with a photo for a Louis Vuitton ad, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are once again a trend by starring in a video that has gone viral.

The living football legends were the main characters in an animation made by the digital medium Bleacher Report Football (B/R Football), which is dedicated to creating football content on social networks. The clip has the particularity of being inspired by the ‘Toy Story’ movies.

In the video, the toy-shaped stars can be seen coming to life just as their owner leaves the room. It is there where they begin to play a match with the official ball of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Al-Rihla.

In addition to Messi and Cristiano, Neymar, Erling Haaland, Virgil Van Dijk, Kylian Mbappé, Hirving ‘Chuky’ Lozano, Alphonso Davies, Heung Min-Son, Gareth Bale and Harry Kane participate in the animation.

The audiovisual ends with the World Cup about to fall and CR7 together with the Argentine star avoiding him before the boy enters the bedroom again.

The animation surpassed the barrier of 13 million views on TikTok and managed to get 1.7 million likes, more than 6,000 comments.

Last Saturday both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo rocked social media by posting a photo together for a Louis Vuitton advertising campaign.

In the image you can see the Argentine wearing a black sweater and putting one of his hands on his chin while moving a chess piece with the other, which are placed on a trunk from the French brand. For his part, Cristiano also wears a sweater of the same color and places one of his hands on his head while he rests his arm on his chest.

Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have spearheaded one of football’s longest-running rivalries. For more than a decade, most of the collective and individual titles were fought. Between them they have accumulated 12 Ballon d’Ors.

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