Lionel Messi and girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo flash the flesh at Ponza, Italy

After a disappointing result at the World Cup, he's making the most of the remainder of the summer off-season with his family. Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi, whose team lost 1-0 to Germany in the tense final earlier this month, was seen relaxing on a yacht in Italy with his girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo on Tuesday.

Lionel, 27, and his 26-year-old belle were joined by friends as they relaxed and soaked up the sun on their luxury vessel off the shores of Ponza. And the couple turned up the heat when they were spotted flashing quite a bit of flesh during their time on the water.

FC Barcelona forward Lionel proudly put his washboard abs on display as he relaxed on the deck in just a pair of little white swimming shorts.

And, not to be outdone, his girlfriend Antonella inadvertently gave a full view of her shapely derrière when a gust of sea breeze blew her patterned kaftan up.

Thankfully for the brunette beauty, her dignity was protected by her white bikini, which she wore under her kaftan as she prepared to dine.

Last week, Lionel and Antonella were seen sailing around the picturesque island of Capri with their their 20-month-old son Thiago.

They were joined on board the yacht by family members as they made the most of the footballer's free time.

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