​Barcelona captain Lionel Messi handed out a pleasant surprise to people who saw him at a shopping centre in Sante Fe, Argentina, which he visited in order to get a picture of himself for a bureaucratic process.

Despite trying his best to maintain a low profile and go unnoticed, he was recognised by the staff of the photo studio that he visited and they didn't miss the opportunity to take a photo with one of the greatest footballers of all time and Messi duly obliged.

Meanwhile Messi once again missed out on an international trophy as Argentina lost to Brazil in the Copa America semi-final in suspicious circumstances.

The Barcelona legend's controversial post-match comments after being knocked out ​could also see him receiving a two year ban from international football.

The superstar forward enjoyed a prolific domestic season with Barcelona, breaking record after record every time he stepped foot on the field. While he could not help the Blaugrana to win the Champions League and Copa del Rey last season, he was instrumental in leading them to glory in La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup.