Lionel Messi in the early hours of Saturday joined the long list of football players having their wedding ceremony this Summer.

While the Barcelona star is in a class of his own on the pitch, it was also a masterclass act on red carpet as Messi married his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo in a party billed Argentina’s ‘wedding of the century.’

As expected, the who is who were among the carefully selected 250 guests that graced the lavish ceremony held in the couples' hometown, Rosario.

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Premier League stars Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Aguero were present, while Barcelona legends Xavi Hernandez, Carles Puyol and Samuel Eto’o were also in town.

Though not confirmed, it has been reported that guests had mobile phones banned, staff sworn to secrecy and over 450 police officers have been brought in to manage the situation.

Argentinian media say there is tension between Messi’s family and his bride Antonella but that did not take any shine off the wedding which was one of its kind.