Lionel Messi is woken up in middle of night by Argentina team-mates as Barcelona star celebrates 34th birthday



Posted Friday, June 25, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk

LIONEL MESSI was woken up in the middle of the night for a birthday surprise by his Argentina team-mates.

The Barcelona superstar was given presents by his compatriots as they sang 'Happy Birthday' while away on Copa America duty.

Lionel Messi is woken up in middle of night by Argentina team-mates as Barcelona star celebrates 34th birthday
Lionel Messi opens his birthday giftsCredit: https://www.instagram.com/leomessi/?hl=en

Lionel Messi is woken up in middle of night by Argentina team-mates as Barcelona star celebrates 34th birthday
Messi blows out his cake on his 34th birthdayCredit: https://www.instagram.com/leomessi/?hl=en

Lionel Messi is woken up in middle of night by Argentina team-mates as Barcelona star celebrates 34th birthday
Messi thanks his Argentina team-mateCredit: https://www.instagram.com/leomessi/?hl=en

Messi's team-mates then gave him gifts, including a cap, as they presented him with a cake to mark his 34th birthday.

Only room-mate Sergio Aguero didn't seem to be having a good time, with Messi's new Nou Camp pal seeming to just want to go back to sleep.

The Argentina icon is currently away competing with the team in Brazil at the Copa America.

Writing on social media, Messi said: Thank you very much for making me spend a special day even though I am not with the family whom I miss a lot at the moment."


Messi's Argentina have already secured their place in the knockout stages of the Copa America.

A 1-0 victory over Paraguay took them into the quarter-finals as Messi became Argentina's joint most capped player with 147 appearances.

Messi is set to surpass Javier Mascherano's total later in the competition with Bolivia next up on Monday.

The Barcelona star's club future is still uncertain though with Messi's contract expiring at the end of this month.

But Messi's focus, having celebrated his birthday, is leading Argentina to their first Copa America title since 1993.



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