There's something you are better at than Lionel Messi

In contrast to the more modest upbringings of Messi, Roccuzzo grew up in the middle-class neighborhood of Rosario, according to an anonymous friend quoted by Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo celebrated their wedding with a star-studded guest list that included the likes of Ángel Di María, Samuel Eto'o and Carles Puyol.

Messi, who turned 30 last Monday (June 24) married Antonella, 29 at a luxury hotel in the city of Rosario.

Antonella was the star of the night as she looked ravishing in a mermaid-style gown that had been designed by Rosa Clara. The wedding is every bit the lavish extravaganza you'd expect from the rich and famous, and Messi and co. have ensured the event will be duly covered.

Earlier there were reports of Pique turning down the invitation due to differences between Shakira and Roccuzzo.

He moved to Spain when he was 13 to join FC Barcelona, but the couple kept in touch. The pair also still have friends in the city that they reportedly keep in regular contact with. Messi invited guests instead of gifts on wedding to make donations to his charitable Foundation.

They now live in Barcelona with their two children.

Messi passionate on the pitch, passionate with sweetheart Antonela. The down-to-earth couple has chosen the Las Flores neighbourhood in their hometown for the wedding ceremony.

"We are all happy for them", said Lisandro Urteaga, an artist who was called in to paint a mural of Messi in the neighborhood for the occasion.

  • Stacy Allen