The Barcelona and Argentina legend posed for a picture and got a special game jersey from the 2014 Defensive Player of the Year.
“The two best football players on the planet have finally come face to face.
No, Lionel Messi didn’t cross swords with Cristiano Ronaldo once more – he met JJ Watt.
The Houston Texans defensive end is widely regarded as the finest NFL player in the game and was awarded Defensive Player of the Year last season after a remarkable campaign.
The two met as Messi’s Argentina continued their tour of the US with a 7-0 thrashing of Bolivia where the Barcelona man scored twice.
And Watt was in awe of the little maestro tweeting: “The best football player on the planet”.
It’s certainly quite the scene with the 6’5″, 20 stone Watt dwarfing Messi by a considerable margin.
The little and large image spread like wildfire over social media with over 20,000 retweets in just 24 hours.
Messi’s teammate Sergio Aguero was equally enamoured with Watt posting a picture to Instagram.”