These are the photos showing the moment Lionel Messi received his new Adidas boots in spectacular fashion on Friday as the stunning custom footwear was delivered by drone.
According to Daily Mail UK, Messi was presented the Nemeziz Cold Blooded boots at the Club Montjuic of the Palau Sant Jordi of Barcelona.
The 30-year-old Barcelona ace was guest of honour at the sponsors event and they took the boot unveiling to the next level.
And while Messi was more than happy to pose with his new boots, the attacker also provided a once-in-a-lifetime moment for the young men who joined him on stage – smiles all round.
Messi has showed no signs his career is ready to slow down and he played a central role for Barcelona as they progressed to the Copa del Rey semi-finals on Wednesday with a 2-0 home win over Espanyol.
He added the crucial second goal on the night after Luis Suarez had opened the scoring for the Catalans.
And his part in the Espanyol win brought with it further history for the star as his goal was Barcelona’s 4,000th at the Camp Nou in official competition.
With Cristiano Ronaldo enduring a frustrating season with rivals Real Madrid, Messi has flourished and this term has already seen the Argentine surpass Gerd Muller as Europe’s top scorer with a single club.
Barcelona discovered that they will face Valencia in the semi-finals of the cup competition as Ernesto Valverde’s side plot a treble-trophy haul before the end of the season.
With Philippe Coutinho brought in for a club record £145m from Liverpool this month, Messi has more creativity looking to put him through on goal and he may go on to break further records – perhaps in his new boots – before the campaign concludes.