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Lionel Messi Descends on Los Angeles for Battle of the Stars Match

Headlining Sponsor El Padrino Spirits, Inc., LIVE and Todo Dias Entertainment are set to host international footballer Lionel Messi and 25 of the world’s top soccer players in a once in a lifetime match, Battle of the Stars: Messi and Friends vs. The Rest of the World at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on July 3, 2013 at ­­­7:30 p.m. PT. Tickets for this highly anticipated match are on sale now at

Battle of the Stars brings together a World Cup worthy group of 26 of the top football players from all corners of the globe to Los Angeles for a one time only, all-out battle of superstars. The Messi and Friends team is led by world famous Argentinean footballer Lionel Messi, and features Cameroonian National team central defender Alex Song, defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets of the Spanish national team and fan favorites Javier Mascherano of Barcelona and goalkeeper José Manuel Pinto also of Barcelona. The Rest of the World team is fronted by Olympic Gold Medalist and attacking midfielder Giovani Dos Santos, along with Manchester City favorite Sergio Kun Aguero, Brazil National team winger Robinho and Cruz Azul team captain Gerardo Torrado.

“Experience a memorable game with the best stars from around the world!”-Lionel Messi

Complete roster of players:

Messi And Friends team - Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Busquets, Alex Song, Javier Mascherano, José Manuel Pinto, Eric Abidal, Pablo Aimar, Marek Hamsik, Alvaro Pereira, Walter Gargano, DT Fabio Capello, and Gerald Pique;

The Rest of the World team - Robinho, Giovani Dos Santos, Gerardo Torrado, Jesus Corona, Johnatan Dos Santos, Marco Fabiàn, James Rodriguez, Kevin Boateng, Antonio Cassano, Robert Lewandowski, Emiliano Insua, DT Zico, and Sergio Kun Aguero.

Category: Growing the Game