Watch: Fan goes to incredible lengths to meet Lionel Messi after Barcelona-Celtic match

Messi in action against Celtic in Dublin
Messi in action against Celtic in Dublin

This supporter was determined to meet the world's best footballer, whatever the consequences.

This vine of a fan at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, jumping from the stands to meet Lionel Messi, has gone viral.

With no regard for his safety, the supporter jumped from the stand into the concourse leading to the dressing-room tunnel.

Landing in front of the Argentine superstar, who was in conversation with Jeremy Mathieu, the daredevil fan appears to get a slight touch on Messi before being mercilessly taken out with a spear tackle that looked like it was delivered by the Edge himself.

Messi, cool as the other side of the pillow, doesn't bat an eyelid at the supporter appearing out of nowhere in front of him:

Barcelona beat Celtic 3-1 in the friendly encounter at the Aviva last Saturday.