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Messi to miss Malaga match due to birth of third child

IANS  |  Barcelona 

announced on Saturday that star will not travel with the squad to face in a match later in the day due to the birth of his third child.

are set to be hosted by later on Saturday in the 28th round of Defender completed the lineup after Messi was ruled out, reports

Carla Roccuzzo, the sister of Messi's wife Antonella Roccuzzo, confirmed the birth of the couple's third son, took place this afternoon here, tweeting that she was very happy.

is the third boy for Messi and his childhood sweetheart Antonella; the two were married in Rosario, on June 30, 2017.

The couple's first son, Thiago, was born in 2012, followed by Mateo in 2015.

are now eight points clear at the top of the table, while Atletico Madrid hold the second position with 61 points.



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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 20:26 IST