Lionel Messi’s wedding with childhood sweetheart and mother of his children Antonella Roccuzzo was a worldwide event, and obviously, we’re here to give you a portion of the very best pictures from their special day
Lionel Messi kissing his beautiful sweetheart
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“We will celebrate,” said Damian Lugoni, 27, a local sausage sandwich vendor.
“I wish good luck to Leo and Anto, who is just as simple and nice as him.”
“We are all happy for them,” said Lisandro Urteaga, an artist who was called in to paint a mural of Messi in the neighbourhood for the occasion.
“Let him celebrate the way someone like him deserves. He is a real example as a human being — although when he plays football he doesn’t seem to be from this plane.
The couple has apparently spent the past two weeks in Rosario with family, but have kept out of sight of the journalist and paparazzi’s who have invaded the city.
Bits of gossip circled of bachelor’s and bachelorette parties, but the main proof that emerged was an image, posted by ex-Barca goalkeeper Jose Pinto, of Messi getting a charge out of a grill with a couple of friends.
Football stars and superstars were among the 260 visitors invited, with hundreds of police deployed for the occasion. Messi, the Argentina and Barcelona forward, initially met Roccuzzo before he moved to Spain at the age of 13.
Among the visitors at Friday’s wedding were Messi’s Barcelona teammates and a host of other Football stars such as Luis Suárez, Neymar, Samuel Eto’o, Lavezzi, Carles Puyol, Xabi Alonso, Cesc Fabregas, Gerard Piqué and his wife Colombia’s pop star Shakira. Various visitors flew into Rosario on private Jets.
Lionel Messi’s former Barcelona FC teammates, Xavi Hernandez and his wife Nuria Cunillera, Cesc Fabregas and his wife Daniella Semaan and Carles Puyol and wife Vanessa Lorenzo pose for photographers as they arrive at the wedding of Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo.
Paris Saint Germain’s footballer Angel di Maria (R), Boca Juniors’ footballer Fernando Gago (C) and Sevilla’s footballer Ever Banegas pose with their wives
Gerard Piqué (left) and his wife Shakira posed for a picture with airport staff as they arrived in Rosario
Argentine and former PSG player Ezequiel Lavezzi was also spotted on the red carpet
Argentina’s Clarín daily newspaper has differently called the wedding “the wedding of the year” and “the wedding of the century”.
Artist Lisandro Urteaga paints a celebratory mural of Messi on a wall in Rosario ahead of the wedding
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A blend of Guardiola’s and Enrique’s Barcelona. Rejoining Puyol with Pique, Messi and Alves and including Di Maria in the midfield, a position that saw him rehashed and prompted Real Madrid winning the CL before he moves to Manchester United.
Picture Credits: AFP/Reuters