The presence of star Lionel Messi in a restaurant in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires caused a state of noise and chaos, and led to hundreds gathering spontaneously as soon as they learned of the presence of the "flea" with his family for dinner.

Messi arrived in Argentina in preparation for the first two international matches, after the "tango" was crowned the title of the 2022 World Cup held in Qatar late last year.

Lionel Messi leaving the restaurant. Rock star. Via

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According to the network "TYC Sports" (tycsports) Argentine, that Messi wanted to dine in a famous restaurant in the capital, but quickly gathered around him hundreds of fans, who demanded him out in order to greet him, to the tune of the famous song "Hey guys" (Muchachos).

Like wildfire, videos circulated on social media showing the large numbers gathered around and inside the restaurant within minutes.

In one of them, Messi appeared to walk out in front of enthusiastic fans, smiling and very happy, without showing any resentment of what was happening around him.

🤯 Lionel #Messi in Argentina... 🐐💙

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The security men also tried to keep the fans as far away as possible from Messi, who came out of the restaurant under their protection, at a time when some of them succeeded in touching the best player in the world.

⚽️🇦🇷 Ce lundi soir, Messi est allé dîner dans un restaurant du quartier de Palermo à Buenos Aires.

En toute intimité.

— Georges Quirino Chaves (@georgesquirino) March 21, 2023

Argentina is scheduled to play its first match after the World Cup in Qatar, against Panama on Thursday 23 of this month, and then against Curaçao on Tuesday 28 of the same month.

TYC Sports pointed out that Messi could set two historic records in his career as a player, during the international break.

Messi has the perfect chance to reach his 100th goal for Argentina, and he needs to score two goals in order to achieve this.

🐐 Así fue la salida de Messi de la parrilla de Palermo.

— El Gráfico (@elgraficoweb) March 21, 2023

Messi has scored 799 goals throughout his professional career, separated by a single goal in order to reach the 800th goal, as he failed to achieve this with Paris Saint-Germain during recent matches.

She indicated that the "flea" scored 672 goals for Barcelona, 29 with Saint-Germain, and 98 with his country Argentina.

Messi played a prominent role in Argentina's World Cup triumph, which has been absent from the team since 1986, and scored during the tournament 7 goals, two of them in the final match against France.

He also became the only player in the history of the World Cup to have scored throughout the tournament, at the end of which he was awarded the best player of the tournament.