El Classico: Barcelona stars enjoy night out ahead of clash

La Liga By: Uche Duru | 05/05/2018

Some Barcelona players took a timeout to loosen up on Friday evening before Sunday's highly-anticipated EL Clasico. They attended a live dinner in the Spanish city. 

The likes of Lionel Messi Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Paulinho, Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic and their respective partners were all pictured together at the city's well-known Zuu venue. 

The pictures that surfaced online revealed that the players and their WAGs had a good time.

Back row (L to R): Barbara Cartaxo, Antonella Roccuzzo, Elena Galera, Sofia Balbi, Aine Coutinho, Romarey Ventura. Front row (L to R): Paulinho, Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Jordi Alba.

Messi and Suarez stood for a picture with wives Antonella Roccuzzo and Sofia Balbi outside while the Coutinhos also posed with his former Liverpool team-mate and his partner inside. 

L to R: Messi's wife, Roccuzzo, Messi, Suarez and his wife, Balbi pictured outside the venue after an enjoyable night

L to R: Suarez, Balbi, and the Coutinhos were snapped inside the venue enjoying a few drinks

Messi, Suarez, and Coutinho will be set to destroy Real Madrid and add to their misery this Sunday


The venue allows diners to enjoy a meal while taking in some live performances from musicians and dancers.

It then turns into a nightclub after midnight and the group certainly seemed to make the most of their time inside.

The players are celebrating another La Liga and Copa del Rey double this campaign but are closing in on an unbeaten domestic season.

Midfield duo Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic pose with wives Raquel Mauri (left) and Anna Ortiz (right)

If they can achieve the incredible feat and not lose a single one of their 38 games, they would be just the eighth team in European history and first in Spain since 1932 to do so.

They will have to avoid defeat by Real Madrid at the Nou Camp this Sunday before they face Villarreal, Levante and Real Sociedad in their final three games.