• March 19, 2018
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Messi misses Barca match for baby’s birth

Wife Antonella expecting a boy for third child

17:59 March 10, 2018

Barcelona: Lionel Messi has pulled out of Barcelona’s squad for Saturday’s La Liga match at Malaga with reports saying the birth of his third child is imminent.

The club tweeted: “Change to the squad. Messi is out for personal reasons and Yerry Mina takes his place.” Messi’s wife Antonella Roccuzzo is expecting a boy, a brother to five-year-old Thiago and Mateo, who is two. The child is expected to be called Ciro. The Argentinian couple, both 30, first met as children in 1996. Their relationship began a decade later.