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Lionel Messi and his wife Antonella Roccuzzo lead the way while Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong tag along as Barcelona stars head to France for superstar's SIXTH Ballon d'Or coronation

By Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline

Published: 14:32 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 14:39 GMT, 2 December 2019

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Lionel Messi has been pictured making his way to Paris for the Ballon d'Or ceremony with his family in tow. 

The Barcelona striker is hotly tipped to scoop his sixth gong tonight, after also winning in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

Messi travelled on Barca's club jet with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and two of his young children after boarding the aircraft while carrying his Emporio Armani suit and suitcase. 

Lionel Messi has been pictured making his way to Paris for the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris

Lionel Messi has been pictured making his way to Paris for the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris

Messi is bookies favourite to win tonight, having scored 54 times for club and country in the 2018-19 season.

Even after an injury-hit start to this campaign, the 32-year-old scored nine times in seven games in October and November.

Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong also travelled as they are on a list of 30 candidates for the

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