In a massive group wedding in China, 688 couples were married in total, with one couple standing out from the rest. In this particular marriage, the groom wore a Cristiano Ronaldo jersey while the bride wore a Lionel Messi jersey.
This is easily riskier and more forbidden than Romeo and Juliet’s relationship. These two lovebirds have crossed all kinds of cultural and geographical lines and are putting their true Real Madrid and Barcelona fandom to the test.
Here’s hoping they can keep their marriage intact after the next El Clasico.
H/T Dirty Tackle
We’re not sure what’s better here: Lionel Messi’s magical goal, or Ray Hudson’s over-the-top call.
When Messi entered the match in the 59th minute, Barcelona was behind 1-0 to Athletic Bilbao. The little genius sparked a comeback when he scored the goal seen above to equalize. Then he assisted on Alexis Sanchez’s goal two short minutes later.
But Barcelona would blow it late, as they gave up an equalizer in the 90th minute, drawing 2-2 against Athletic Bilbao.
Barca’s title celebrations will have to wait just a little longer.
Irina Shayk is a very smart and classy woman.
The beautiful girlfriend of Cristiano Ronaldo was in Greece at an MTV party when a reporter stopped her on the red carpet and made a strange offer: would she like to cut up a Lionel Messi jersey with a pair of scissors?
Her response was instant: No.
Instead, she playfully attacked the reporter’s hair, then told him he could cut the jersey up himself if he wanted — he didn’t hesitate to start hacking away at it.
While her boyfriend may be bitter rivals with Messi on the pitch, there’s no way the model was getting involved in this publicity stunt. Class all the way around, Irina.
Lionel Messi shared a rare glimpse into his family life on Facebook, posting this photo of himself with his son Thiago and girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo.
Since Messi won’t be traveling with Barcelona to face Real Zaragoza — an effort by Barca to rest their first-choice players ahead of a grueling end to the season — the superstar spent time relaxing by the beach with his lovely family.
One thing is certain: that kid is a spitting image of his dad already. What remains to be seen (and it’ll be a while until we know) is if Thiago got his daddy’s soccer skills along with his looks.
If you haven’t been living under a rock, you probably watched Lionel Messi and Dani Alves playing keepy-uppy before Barcelona’s Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain at Parc de Princes by now.
Proving that they also possess world class abilities - after all, Ajax did play in the Champions League this season - starlets Christian Eriksen and Siem de Jong showed off their keepy-uppy skills during a club training session midweek. Even more impressive, forward Kolbeinn Sigþórsson got into the mix and added a “special ingredient” to the long range session.
Talk about some serious skills, let’s hope that this trend continues unlike others, errr, Gangnam Style, errr, the Harlem Shake.
Leave it to the always-creative Japanese to put together a quirky game show challenging Lionel Messi to penalty kicks against a laser-guided, lightning-quick robot goalkeeper.
As you would expect from the best player of all time, Messi got the better end of the challenge, but not before the robot denied the Argentinian’s first couple attempts of! Check it out.
Want to see Lionel Messi and Dani Alves play “Keepy Uppy” from 30 yards during warm-ups?
Of course you do.
Image via @MessiStats
A small silver lining in a potentially (very) gloomy day for Lionel Messi fans. Before Messi left the match vs PSG at halftime with a hamstring injury, he scored his 8th goal of the UCL campaign and became the first player ever to score a Champions League goal in 20 different cities. The image above shows the cities he’s scored in, with the most coming from his home city of Barcelona.
Messi has also now scored 10 goals in the Champions League quarterfinals, equaling Raul, but we will have to wait until tomorrow’s injury report to see if he is fit enough to have the opportunity to break that record next week.