• The artwork in Barcelona of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo kissing (Instagram/ @tvboyofficial)
Urban artist Tvboy has created a painting in the centre of Barcelona depicting Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kissing.
21 Apr 2017 - 11:33 AM  UPDATED 21 Apr 2017 - 11:37 AM

The controversial artist's "Love is Blind" adorns the side of a bus stop on Barcelona's Paseo de Gracia avenue.

The illustration depicts life-size figures of the two players wearing their respective sides' kits with a football at their feet.

Messi stands on his tip-toes to reach the taller Ronaldo.

The graffiti appeared days before Sunday's (Monday AEST) El Clasico tie between the archrivals, which coincides with the festival of Sant Jordi, Catalonia's patron saint, when people exchange books and roses.