Aug 04, 2023

“She Needs Some Glasses”

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Laureus World Sports Awards – Hotel d’Evreux, Paris, France – May 8, 2023Footballer Lionel Messi poses with partner Antonela Roccuzzo ahead of the awardceremony REUTERS/Johanna Geron

Lionel Messi has made a scorching presence in the US, igniting a trail of victories, with the soccer legend notching up wins and securing the Leagues Cup trophy since his arrival in July. Messi’s latest endeavor took an unexpected turn when a video surfaced, capturing a side-splitting incident where his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, mistakenly embraced a teammate, sparking a wave of amusement among fans.

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Messi and Antonela have been together as a couple for about nine years and have three kids together. They got married in 2017 in their hometown, Rosario. Antonela consistently shows support for Messi’s career, cheering him on during his soccer matches.


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Following the U.S. Open Cup semi-final victory against Cincinnati, a humorous incident took place. In the midst of the celebration, Antonela, alongside her three children, searched the crowd for her husband. During this moment, she mistook Messi’s teammate, Jordi Alba, for Messi and moved in for a warm embrace.

Overcome with surprise, she swiftly corrected her course and shared a quick hug with Alba, leaving onlookers in splits.

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Antonella thought Jordi Alba was Messi 😭😭😭

— Sara 🦋 (@SaraFCBi) August 26, 2023

Fans online quickly caught wind of the amusing video, flooding the comments with playful jibes and supportive messages. Some teased that she might need glasses.

she needs some glasses

— MESSISTA (@Messitastic) August 26, 2023

Some fans related to the situation, recalling their own instances.

I've felt like a dummy so many times during Barca matches when I confused Alba for Messi because they are same height, have beard and, 18 and 10 look similar from far.

Good to know his own wife gets confused up front

— 𝗧𝗼𝗽𝗠𝗚☝🏻 🇫🇷⁷ (@TopMGSzn) August 26, 2023

I was lost too 😂😂😂

— Ty keyz (@tykeyz10) August 26, 2023

The unexpected yet delightful interaction was dubbed “cute and funny,” solidifying Antonela’s endearing place in the hearts of fans.

This is looking so cute and funny at the same time 🌝😂

— Dr Khushboo 🇮🇳 (@khushbookadri) August 26, 2023

Anyway, we love you, Anto ♥️

— Sara 🦋 (@SaraFCBi) August 26, 2023

Lionel Messi, alongside his wife Antonela and their three sons, is embracing his new life in the U.S. The decision to move to America was collective for the family, marking a significant transformation in their lives.

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La Pulga’s magic has elevated the team’s performance to unparalleled heights. The David Beckham-owned team has not lost a single match. They have clinched the Leagues Cup and secured a spot in the finals of the U.S. Open Cup.

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As the season unfolds, Lionel Messi’s journey with Inter Miami promises to reshape the team’s fortunes. Before his arrival, Inter Miami languished at the league’s bottom, ranking last in various attacking metrics.


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However, his presence has injected a new energy to the team, propelling them to victory after victory. Can Lionel Messi’s presence change the course of Inter Miami’s season? What do you think?

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