Messi confirms birth of third son, to miss Barcelona’s match against Malaga

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Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi, has announced that he and his wife Antonella Roccuzzo have become parents of three children after another child was added on Saturday.

“Welcome Ciro!!! Thank God, everything went perfectly. He and his mummy are doing very well. We are super happy!!!” Messi wrote on his Instagram account, accompanying the post with a photo of the baby’s hand.

Ciro is a brother to five-year-old Thiago and Mateo, who is two.

Messi had pulled out of Barcelona’s squad for Saturday’s LaLiga match at Malaga to be present for the birth.

“Change to the squad. Messi is out for personal reasons and Yerry Mina takes his place,” Barcelona tweeted from their official account.

Barcelona, who face Chelsea in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, have an eight-point lead over Atletico Madrid at the top of LaLiga.

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