LaLiga: Bienvenido Ciro! - Messi confirms birth of third child

Lynette Rowe
March 11, 2018

Thank God everything went perfectly.

Messi confirmed the arrival of Ciro on Instagram, publishing a photograph of the newborn holding his father's hand and revealing that everything had gone well. "We are very happy".

Barcelona corporate director Pancho Schroder concedes Lionel Messi's huge buyout clause may not be enough to frighten off big spenders.

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

The Argentine and his wife Antonella Roccuzzo announced last October they were expecting a third child.

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Barcelona's new defender, Yerry Mina, the only footballer who stayed out of it by technical decision, takes his place.

The Barcelona forward had pulled out of the squad to face Malaga in LaLiga, the Spanish club have announced earlier today.

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

There is a chance Barcelona leaves some of its stars on the bench against Malaga as Wednesday's second leg of the round of 16 Champions League tie with Chelsea looms large.

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