A family of five! Lionel Messi, Argentina national team and FC Barcelona football legend, has welcomed his third child with wife Antonella Roccuzzo on Saturday, March 10, multiple sources have confirmed.
The 30-year-old forward player took to Instagram to announce the birth of the latest addition to the family. The post features a black & White photo of newly born holding his father's finger.
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Through the post, the five-time world player of the year also revealed his newborn son, "Ciro".
Earlier on Saturday, FC Barcelona, in the club's official Twitter, shared that Messi was expected to miss the club’s league fixtures against Malaga citing ‘personal reasons’.
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[LAST MINUTE] Change to the squad. Messi is out for personal reasons and Yerry Mina takes his place
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 10, 2018
Messi, who watched the match on the hospital television, is said to be back in action soon, with the delicately poised UEFA Champions League tie against Chelsea F.C. coming up in midweek.
Club supporters among others also congratulated Messi and extend their best wishes to the family with the social media.
HAT-TRICK DE LEO MESSI. pic.twitter.com/HF3dyQerho
— NAZ ?? (@FCNazalona) March 10, 2018
— Sean Cardovillis (@seancardo) March 10, 2018
Congratulations Leo Messi, who has confirmed the birth of his third son, Ciro, on Instagram ?? pic.twitter.com/Kie0cis0aX
— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 10, 2018
Biggest hattrick for Lionel Messi pic.twitter.com/gTvJgREcA0
— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) March 10, 2018
Messi, who married his long-term girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo on 30 June 2017 at a luxury hotel named Hotel City Center in Rosario with nearly 260 guests attending their wedding, has two more sons, Thiago (born in 2012) and Mateo (born in 2016).