Mastercard Film Shows Young Lionel Messi's First Flight to Play for Barcelona FC

The ad is the latest in the brand's decades long running 'Priceless' platform

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With UEFA’s Champion’s League men’s final between Liverpool and Real Madrid slated on May 28, one of the soccer competition’s main sponsors Mastercard has released a spot featuring tournament winner Lionel Messi’s memories of leaving home to play for Barcelona as a boy.

The 1 minute 20 second spot, created by McCann, features a digitally de-aged Messi, who is a brand ambassador for Mastercard. It is the latest element of the technology and payment brand’s long-running “Priceless” platform, which began in 1997 to promote the experiences it can help provide people and the memories they can make through using their service.




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