Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi compete in a game of Chess on a Louis Vuitton bag prior to the 2022 World Cup.

Prior to the World Cup, LIONEL MESSI and Cristiano Ronaldo were seen competing in a game of chess.

Days before the commencement of football’s biggest event, the longtime foes posed for a picture shoot for Louis Vuitton.

On a Louis Vuitton bag that was being used as a chessboard, it showed the duo analyzing where to move.

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Similar captions were added to the picture by both men, which they both shared on Instagram.

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“Victory is in the Mind,” they proclaimed. By @louisvuitton, a long-standing custom of handcrafted trunk construction was captured.

For @annieleibovitz, success is a mental state. A long history of making trunks was captured by Louis Vuitton.

Fans went absolutely crazy upon witnessing Messi and Ronaldo together, causing social media to erupt.

For more than ten years, the two have been competing for the title of “the best of all time.”

And this image has been hailed as one of the best they have ever seen by admirers of both men.

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The greatest image in game history, according to one

Another ardent admirer commented, “Greatest photo on Instagram,” in addition.

I really can’t quit staring at the photo, a third person exclaimed.

What a picture.. the one with Lionel Messi, said Piers Morgan, who recently conducted an explosive interview with Ronaldo.

Both Messi and Ronaldo are preparing for what may be their final World Cup performances.

Argentina under Messi has gone 36 games without a loss, dating all the way back to July 2019.

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With hopes of winning the trophy for the first time since Diego Maradona led them to victory in 1986, they enter the competition as one of the favorites.

While not one of the favorites to win, Ronaldo’s Portugal still has a wealth of talent, including Bruno Fernandes, Joao Felix, Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias, and Rafael Leao.

Since Ronaldo’s first appearance at the World Cup in 2006, they have not advanced past the round of 16.