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WEDDING PHOTOS : MESSI AND ANTONELLA UNITE CATALAN AND ARGENTINA IN ROSARIO

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The wedding is taking place at the impressive City Center Rosario complex, which Messi has rented out as he prepares to tie the knot in style.

An aerial view of the City Center Rosario in Santa Fe where Messi's wedding is taking place

An aerial view of the City Center Rosario in Santa Fe where Messi’s wedding is taking place.

It also features an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, fully functioning bowling alley, grass tennis courts and an array of bars and restaurants.

Messi met Roccuzzo when they were just five years old growing up in Rosario, which is located three hours north west of Buenos Aires.

The Rosario venue comes complete with a five-star hotel and spa as well as its own casino

The Rosario venue comes complete with a five-star hotel and spa as well as its own casino. The vast complex includes the 188-room Pullman Hotel where the majority of guests will be staying – the five star hotel’s rates start from around £100 a night.

The pair walked out to greet the cameras after marrying at the City Center Rosario complex

Childhood sweethearts Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo have tied the knot in a glamorous ceremony in Rosario on Friday night

The pair shared a passionate kiss for the cameras after marrying as the newlyweds lovingly embraced out on the red carpet.

Messi looked besotted with his new bride as they held hands while walking out of the Rosario City Center complex after the star-studded wedding.

Argentine football star Lionel Messi's parents Jorge Horacio Messi (C) and Celia Maria Cuccittini and his sister Maria Sol Messi pose.

Messi’s father Jorge with mother Cilia Cutticcini and sister Maria Sol.

Family photo of Leo Messi and Antonela after marriage

Messi and Ruccuzzo Family unite for the cameras.

Red Alfonbra at the wedding of Leo and Antonela. Xavi, Cesc and Puyol with their partners.

Around 250 guests including Messi’s former team-mates at the Nou Camp; Xavi, Carles Puyol, Cesc Fabregas and Samuel Eto’o, were all photographed earlier arriving for the glitzy marriage ceremony.

His current strike partner at Barcelona, Uruguay forward Luis Suarez flashed a huge grin to the camera as he expressed his joy at his team-mate’s marriage.

Another Barcelona team-mate Jordi Alba, looked similarly delighted for Messi while midfielder Sergio Busquets made an appearance for the bash.

Messi’s team-mate for both club and country, Javier Mascherano, also showed up joined by PSG and Argentina winger Angel Di Maria.

Former Barcelona captain Puyol holds hands with his stunning wife Vanessa Lorenzo

Al-Sadd midfielder Xavi poses with wife Nuria Cunillera as they arrived ahead of the wedding

Al-Sadd midfielder Xavi, who spent 17 years as a Barcelona player, looked in good spirits as he smiled for a photograph alongside his wife Nuria Cunillera.

Legendary defender Puyol arrived with his partner Vanessa Lorenzo while Chelsea star Fabregas was in attendance with wife Daniella Semaan.

Current team-mates Gerard Pique and Neymar were also on the guest list for Messi’s wedding but his former manager Pep Guardiola missed out on an invite.

The wedding is taking place at the impressive City Center Rosario complex, which Messi has rented out as he prepares to tie the knot in style.

Cesc Fabregas and Daniella Semaan looked in good spirits as they walked on the red carpet

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Chelsea midfielder Fabregas left Barcelona to join the Stamford Bridge club in 2014

Eto’o, who is on the books at Antalyaspor, was also present – he played with Messi during the Argentine’s first five seasons at the Nou Camp from 2004 until 2009.

Striker Samuel Eto'o played alongside Messi during their spell together at the Nou Camp

Barcelona's Sergio Busquets was present for Messi's wedding out in Argentina on Friday night

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba was among the 250 guests in attendance for Messi's marriage

Luis Suarez and his wife Sofia Balbi flash smiles to the camera having attended the wedding

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was in attendance, as well as fellow Argentina star Ezequiel Lavezzi as they posed out on the red carpet.

Lavezzi meanwhile was not included in the latest Argentina squad having moved from Paris Saint-Germain to join Chinese Super League outfit Hebei China Fortune in 2016, but the striker has amassed 51 caps for his country.

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.

Aguero was among the guests invited to Messi's wedding at the City Center Rosario complex

Aguero, pictured with girlfriend Karina Tejeda, regularly stars alongside Messi for the Argentina national team having been born in the country’s capital Buenos Aires.

Javier Mascherano (right) with wife Fernanda, Lavezzi (centre) and actor Nicolas Vazquez

Manchester's United goalkeeper Sergio Romero poses with his wife.

Hebei China Fortune star Ezequiel Lavezzi plays with Messi for the Argentina national team

PSG winger Angel Di Maria was there to support his Argentina team-mate Messi on his big day

 

 

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