- Ilaix Moriba is a huge fan of Lionel Messi and was fortunate enough to meet his idol when he was young
- He shared a throwback pic of when he met Messi alongside a current pic commenting on where he started and where he is now
- Fans took to the comments section and reacted to the post, with many people praising Messi and Moriba for their football skills
FC Barcelona star Ilaix Moriba shared a pic of when he met Lionel Messi when they both were younger, it is amazing to see how far the two stars have come.
Moriba was thrilled to meet his idol and even more so now that he gets to play alongside the soccer legend.
He took to Twitter and posted a pic of them when they were young alongside a current pic, he captioned the post with:
"How it started, how its going"
Fans took to the comments to share their reactions to the touching pic:
"Stars are born to brighten the lives of others & Messi is no doubt a star cos what he did for Ilaix Moriba is very inspiring; God bless him. In life all one needs to do is believe, pray to meet the right person or persons & be determined; I wish u guys the best in life..."
"Why do every successful star gets to meet there future icon, like they know they gonna meet one day and decide to take a shot in the past for future purpose or what it's funny at times though."
"You will shine... 2025 will be a year u will win ballon dor .. you won’t be in Barca by then... you will compete Mbappe and a very new player unknown now .. mark dis down and look for me then"
It is also worth noting that in the earlier pic, Moriba has his hand on Messi's shoulder and in the current pic the roles are reversed.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Kylian Mbappe was saluted by Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann following his brilliant performance against the Catalans in the Champions League on Tuesday night, February 16.
Barcelona hosted the French champions in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie with the hope of winning the tie, but Kylian Mbappe broke their hearts scoring three goals at Camp Nou.
The France international was in the best form of his life against Barcelona scoring his first goal in the first half before netting brace in the second 45 minutes.
Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu