That’s because the Argentine international is a father for the third as he and his partner, Antonella Roccuzzo, welcomed their third child, a son named Ciro. The couple is also parents to five-year-old Thiago and two-year-old Mateo.
The star will be replaced in the line up this evening by defender Yerry Mina.
Meanwhile, Messi shared the picture of his adorable newborn on Instagram, writing:
“Welcome, Ciro! Thank God everything went perfectly. Mom and he are very well. We are super happy.”