Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been snapped playing chess against one another ahead of the World Cup. The long-time rivals took part in a Louis Vuitton photoshoot which was released just days before the start of football’s biggest tournament.
It showed the pair analysing where to go on a Louis Vuitton bag that was being used as a chess board.
Both men posted similar captions alongside the photo – which the pair shared on Instagram.
They read: “Victory is in the Mind. A long-standing tradition handcrafted trunk-building photographed by @louisvuitton.
The image caused social media to explode as fans lost their minds at seeing Messi and Ronaldo together. The pair have been fighting over the tag of “the greatest of all time” for more than a decade.