Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi took a few days off this week to take his family to Disneyland in Paris, only for his trip to be blighted by selfie-taking fans.
The 29-year-old sensation did attempt to disguise his identity, wearing mirrored sunglasses with a cap and hoody, but to no avail as fans pounced as soon as they recognised him.
— Barcastuff (@barcastuff_real) March 16, 2017
Somewhat bizarrely, Messi met up with PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, who was on the receiving end of a Messi-inspired 6-1 thrashing at the Camp Nou last week.
Reports in Spain claim that the pair even stayed at the same hotel during their stay at Disneyland.
Messi and Antonella are attending PSG's memorial service in Paris. Jk they're at Disneyland. pic.twitter.com/AavKol4iZv
— NAZ (@FCNazalona) March 15, 2017
Attentions will now turn to Barcelona's weekend fixture against Valencia, where a win is needed to keep up the pressure on league leaders Real Madrid, who have a two point advantage in light of Barca's defeat to Deportivo La Coruna last weekend.
Madrid, meanwhile, travel to the Basque region to face Athletic Bilbao, who have the second-best home record in La Liga this season.