THIS is the magic moment Argentina hero Lionel Messi reunited with wife Antonela Roccuzzo after his Copa America success.
The Barcelona legend finally ended his wait for a major international trophy after his country beat rivals Brazil on Saturday.
Lionel Messi was given a hero’s welcome from wife AntonellaCredit: AFP
The pair shared an embrace as Messi touched down in RosarioCredit: AFP
It was also their first major trophy in 28 years after Angel Di Maria scored the crucial winner.
Therefore it is no surprise Messi and Antonela were overcome with emotion when the forward stepped off the plane.
After landing in his hometown of Rosario on Sunday, Messi was greeted with Antonela sprinting into his arms.
The duo enjoyed a lengthy embrace and a kiss before Messi took the time to sign autographs for fans who had gathered at the airport.
Messi and Antonela are childhood sweethearts and married in 2017 after more than 20 years of knowing each other.
They have three sons together: Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro.
Messi and his team-mates were unsurprisingly given a hero’s welcome as they arrived back in Argentina after ending their hoodoo.
The 34-year-old dedicated the win to his family and the late Diego Maradona who died in November.
Childhood sweethearts Messi and wife Antonela married in 2017
Lionel Messi lifts the Copa America to end Argentina’s wait for silverware
He said: “I want to dedicate this achievement to my family who always gave me the strength to continue.
“To my friends who I love so much, and to all the people who support us and especially the 45 million Argentinians who suffered so badly with this bloody coronavirus, above all those who suffered it personally.
“And of course this win also goes to Diego who I’m sure was cheering us on where ever he is.
“To be able to continue celebrating, we have to keep on looking after ourselves.”
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