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Lionel Messi kissed, hugged by pitch invader

Messi hugs pitch invader
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Lionel Messi receives a kiss and a hug from a pitch invader during Argentina's victory over Sweden.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi embraced a pitch invader while on international duty with Argentina.

The Ballon d'Or winner was approached by the fan, wearing a version of the striker's number 10 Barca shirt, during Argentina's 3-2 win over Sweden at the Nya Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg.

Once the supporter came face to face with Messi, he gave him a hug, a kiss on the forehead and ruffled his hair.

Stewards eventually caught up to the pitch invader and led him away from the field.

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