Sunday 20 August 2017

Lionel Messi has some serious moves on the dance floor, and here's the video to prove it

Soccer ace impresses wedding guests and Internet as a whole with his two-step

Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi and his wife Antonela Roccuzzo make an appearance for the press at their wedding in Rosario, Argentina, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi and his wife Antonela Roccuzzo make an appearance for the press at their wedding in Rosario, Argentina, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Karen Birney

Messi is well able to hold his own on a football pitch, but did you know he was also more than capable of cutting a rug when the time came for it?

The Barca star, who married his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo in his home town of Rosario in Argentina on Saturday, showed his moves on the dance floor were nearly as impressive as those on the pitch when he was filmed letting loose with his new wife as guests partied around them.

In the video the striker is seen twirling his bride and enjoying the attention from guests who cheered along as soon as they spotted the cool couple.

Groom Messi seemed to be really getting into the swing of things, as he is seen without his Armani suit jacket from his wedding suit, however bride Antonella still remains a picture of perfection in her gorgeous Rosa Clara gown.

Con el mejor bailarin @leomessi #recuerdos❤

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Fans and journalists were treated to a full red carpeted event on the big day, with the couple and their guests posing for pictures in their glamorous getups.

Barcelona teammates Neymar, Luis Suarez and Sergio Busquets were in attendance on the day, as were former Barca players Xavi Hernandez, Jordi Alba were, Carles Puyol and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero.

Carles Puyol, from right to left, Vanessa Lorenzo, Cesc Fabregas, Daniella Semaan, Xavier Hernandez and Nuria Cunillera, pose on the red carpet as they arrive to attend the wedding of Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo, in Rosario, Argentina, Friday, June 30, 2017. About 250 guests, including teammates and former teammates of the Barcelona soccer star, are attending the highly anticipated ceremony. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Carles Puyol, from right to left, Vanessa Lorenzo, Cesc Fabregas, Daniella Semaan, Xavier Hernandez and Nuria Cunillera, pose on the red carpet as they arrive to attend the wedding of Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo, in Rosario, Argentina, Friday, June 30, 2017. About 250 guests, including teammates and former teammates of the Barcelona soccer star, are attending the highly anticipated ceremony. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Uruguayan soccer star Luis Suarez and wife Sofia Balbi walk out on to the red carpet after attending the wedding of Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo, in Rosario, Argentina, Friday, June 30, 2017. About 250 guests, including teammates and former teammates of the Barcelona soccer star, attended the highly anticipated ceremony. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and his girlfriend Karina Tejeda smile as they arrive to attend the wedding of Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo, in Rosario, Argentina, Friday, June 30, 2017. Some 260 guests, including teammates and former teammates of the Barcelona soccer star are attending the highly anticipated ceremony. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Samuel Eto'o, right, and wife Georgette pose for a photo as they arrive for the wedding of Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo in Rosario, Argentina, Friday, June 30, 2017. Some 260 guests, including teammates and former teammates of the Barcelona soccer star, are attending the highly anticipated ceremony. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Jordi Alba and girlfriend Romarey Ventura pose on the red carpet after attending the wedding of Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo, in Rosario, Argentina, Friday, June 30, 2017. About 250 guests, including teammates and former teammates of the Barcelona soccer star, attended the highly anticipated ceremony. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas, left, and Daniella Semaan pose for a photo before the start of the wedding of Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo, in Rosario, Argentina, Friday, June 30, 2017. Some 260 guests, including teammates and former teammates of the Barcelona soccer star, are attending the highly anticipated ceremony. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi's parents Jorge and Celia and his sister Maria Sol pose at his wedding to Antonela Roccuzzo in Rosario, Argentina, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
Carles Puyol and girlfriend Vanessa Lorenzo, pose for photographers as they arrive for the wedding of Lionel Messi and his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo, in Rosario, Argentina, Friday, June 30, 2017. Some 260 guests, including teammates and former teammates of the Barcelona soccer star, will attend the highly anticipated ceremony. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and his girlfriend Karina Tejeda pose for a photo as they arrive to attend the wedding of Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo, in Rosario, Argentina, Friday, June 30, 2017. Some 260 guests, including teammates and former teammates of the Barcelona soccer star are attending the highly anticipated ceremony. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas was also spotted at the celebrations as was Gerard Pique, who was joined by his wife, Colombian pop star Shakira.

Guests of the lavish City Centre Rosario, a huge complex in Messi's home town of Rosario in the Santa Fe province, played tennis on the courts and were also given access to the huge casino on the grounds.

¿Como lo veis? ¿Tenemos futuro? #pasionporeldeporte #amics #padel

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Security was tight on the day, as 450 police officers were drafted into the area.

The bride wore a stunning Rosa Clara gown which was reportedly flown by private jet from Spain, while husband Messi cut a handsome figure in an Armani suit which was said to be designed by Argentinian designer Claudio Cosano.

Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi and his wife Antonela Roccuzzo kiss as they pose at their wedding in Rosario, Argentina, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci
Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi and his wife Antonela Roccuzzo kiss as they pose at their wedding in Rosario, Argentina, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Well wishes poured in from the world of soccer with the likes of fellow Ballon d'Or winner, Brazil and Barcelona legend Ronaldinho, who took to social media to congratulate the happy couple.

The newlyweds are currently enjoying a family honeymoon with their children Thiago (four) and Mateo (one) where they are enjoying the use of a stunning infinity pool by the beach.

Honeymoon en familia

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