There were doubts as to whether or not Lionel Messi would travel to South Africa for FC Barcelona's international friendly against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday night. However, the living legend has boarded the plane and is in Mzansi. Did you see?
Sundowns will host the LaLiga champions at the FNB Stadium, which will form part of the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations.
The European juggernauts announced their squad that would be travelling to SA on Tuesday night, with only the injured Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen staying behind.
It was also reported that Ernesto Valverde would be playing two sides, one for the first half and one for the second. This gives fans' further hope of being able to see Messi on home soil.
It remains to be seen what sort of role the Argentine will be given tonight. Nevertheless, the images of Messi arriving in the Mzansi with Andres Iniesta and company definitely adds to the excitement.