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Lionel Messi Barcelona star weds partner in glamorous ceremony [Photos]

After tying the knot the couple shared a kiss for the cameras on the red carpet in front of around 250 guests.

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Lionel Messi and his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo finally tied the knot on Friday, June 30 at a glamorous ceremony at their Argentinian hometown of Rosario.

 

Rosario came to a standstill as their most illustrious son Messi wedded his longtime partner Roccuzzo and mother of two at the Rosario City Center complex.

Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo play Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo have tied the knot (REUTERS)

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After tying the knot the couple shared a kiss for the cameras on the red carpet in front of around 250 guests including Messi’s former and current Barcelona, Argentina teammates.

Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo play The couple shared a kiss in front of the cameras ( AFP/Getty Images)

 

For his big day, Messi wore a bespoke designer suit while his bride was elegant in a dress by Spanish designer Rosa Clara. The designer has also dressed stars such as actresses Eva Longoria and Sofia Vergara as well as Spain's Queen Letizia.

Messi’s former Barcelona teammates Xavi, Carles Puyol, Cesc Fabregas and Samuel Eto'o, were all at the ceremony with their partners.

Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo play The couple tied the knot at their home town of Rosario in Argentina (REUTERS)

 

Luis Suarez was also there with his wife. Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and Javier Mascherano were some of the Barcelona stars present at the wedding.

Other football stars who were present include Paris Saint-Germain and Argentina winger Angel Di Maria, Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero as well as his national teammate Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Xavi and wife (left), Cesc Fabregas and wife (centre) and Carles Puyol (right) and wife play Messi rented out a huge hotel for his guests (AFP/Getty Images)

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Gerard Pique and Neymar were also there.

Messi rented out the 188-room Pullman Hotel which is attached to the City Center Rosario complex where the wedding took place.

Messi and his now wife Roccuzzo met as kids while growing up in Rosario. She was a frequent visitor to Barcelona when Messi moved there at a very early age to continue his football career.

The couple has two children already Thiago and Mateo.

Lionel Messi, Antonella Roccuzzo and his sons play Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo have two kids Thiago and Mateo (PLANET PHOTOS)

 

After his honeymoon, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi will resume pre-season with Barcelona under new coach Ernesto Valverde.

The 30-year-old scored 54 goals in 52 appearances in another individual brilliant season for Barcelona.

They, however, missed out on the La Liga and Champions League titles settling for just Copa del Rey.

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