Lionel messi, undoubtedly the greatest player to have ever graced the football pitch gives us a reason to celebrate whenever he steps on to the lush green field. And today, the little magician gave us another reason of joy as his wife Antonella gave birth to a third son, Ciro.
Barcelona were to face Malaga in a La Liga clash at Malaga’s home but Leo Messi pulled out of the match for obvious reasons. The Argentine was replaced by defender Yerry Mina in the Barcelona squad to which are to face Malaga.
The excitement of becoming a father for the third time was clear as Lionel Messi took it to popular social media platform Instagram to express his happiness. He uploaded a very cute picture of Ciro and wrote “Welcome Ciro! Thank God everything went perfect. Mum and he are very well. We are super happy”.
The Argentina international who single handedly took his team to the finals of the World Cup is also a father to Thiago and Mateo and has been with his wife Antonella since the age of 20.
Lionel has been in scintillating form this season as he has already scored 32 times for Barcelona this term and brought up his 600th career goal with an absolutely amazing free kick against Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona would be hosting Chelsea in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash, the first leg of which ended 1-1 at Stamford Bridge. However Messi got his first ever goal against the English champions as he rescued Barcelona from the hands of a defeat after Willian had scored earlier in the match.
Barcelona needs just 0-0 draw to go through but Chelsea would go all out for a win. The last time Barcelona and Chelsea met at the Camp Nou we all know what happened and this time too Chelsea has the quality to repat that kind of a performance.