Lionel Messi and wife Antonella birthed their third son Ciro on Saturday.
The Barcelona star had earlier pulled out of the squad for Saturday’s game at Malaga and was replaced in the travelling party by defender Yerry Mina.
Messi then took to Instagram to announce Ciro had been born, with the message: “Welcome Ciro! Thank God everything went perfect. Mum and he are very well. We are super happy.”
The 30-year-old Argentina international is also a dad to sons Thiago, 5, and Mateo, 2 and has been with his wife Antonella since he was 20.