'Welcome Ciro!' Messi Announces Birth Of Third Son

  • 'Welcome Ciro!' Messi Announces Birth Of Third Son

'Welcome Ciro!' Messi Announces Birth Of Third Son

Barcelona are set to be hosted by Malaga later on Saturday in the 28th round of La Liga.

LIONEL MESSI HAS been removed from Barcelona's squad to face Malaga for "personal reasons", the Primera Division giants have announced.

In the photo, Messi accompanies the picture with the following message: "Welcome Ciro!"

Welcome Ciro! Thank God everything went ideal. Mom and he are very well.

Yerry Mina - a January signing from Palmeiras - has been brought in as Messi's replacement and is likely to feature on the substitutes' bench.

Messi had pulled out of Barcelona's squad for Saturday's La Liga match at Malaga to be present for the birth.

Boquerones may take a slight bit of heart with news of the Blaugrana club-record scorer, Lionel Messi, missing out due to the birth of his child. "We are super happy". The two are parents to sons Thiago, 5, and Mateo, 2.

Barca lead the Liga standings on 69 points with 11 games remaining, enjoying an eight-point lead over nearest challengers Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona now sit top of La Liga, eight points clear of closest challengers Atletico Madrid.