Fenerbahce put Enner Valencia in a viral photo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as Ecuador’s captain featured in the World Cup opener against Qatar

Enner Valencia took their place next to footballing royalty with their World Cup exploits for Ecuador against Qatar.

Although haters will say it’s photoshopped.


Valencia was Ecuador’s hero

Valencia were the stars as Ecuador cruised to a 2-0 win over hosts Qatar in the 2022 World Cup opener.

The 33-year-old struck twice in 30 minutes and even had another ruled out by VAR.

He now has each of Ecuador’s last five World Cup goals, becoming the first South American player to achieve such a feat.

Simply put, Lionel Messi could never.

The legendary Argentinian, however, broke the internet by teaming up with rival Cristiano Ronaldo for a Louis Vitton promotional campaign.

The French luxury fashion house managed to get the couple in front of a camera as they posed for a game of chess ahead of the World Cup.

And in a twist on the already iconic photo, Valencia side Fenerbahce shared the image with their striker sitting in the background.

Valencia are seen holding a coffee and smiling as Messi and Ronaldo watch the chessboard.

The tweet has garnered over 100,000 likes on Twitter and after some extensive research we can confirm that it is retouched.

Still, not bad for a rejection from Everton and West Ham!

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