Messi out of Barca squad to welcome baby 'Ciro'

Lionel Messi reveals the birth of the third baby. Photograph:( Instagram )

WION Web Team Catalonia, Spain Mar 10, 2018, 03.31 PM (IST)

Lionel Messi has withdrawn from the squad for the game in Andalusia due to "personal reasons" as stated by Barcelona earlier this morning. The "personal reasons" were later confirmed as the birth of his third baby boy "Ciro."

In Greek, the meaning of the name Ciro is sun or lordly and in Spanish also, the meaning is a bit similar which is throne or sun.

The Barcelona superstar has been given time off so that he can spend time with his family and celebrate the happy moments together.

It is expected that he will and be back in time for their Champions League clash against Chelsea on Wednesday.

Messi shared a beautiful photo on social networking sites stating, "Welcome Ciro!! I thank God that everything went perfectly. Mother and baby boy are doing great. We're so happy!!"

Earlier in the month, Messi's wife Antonella Roccuzzo had revealed the gender and name of her third child. She shared a picture of a blue baby bed which was engraved with the name Ciro. 

The Barcelona star's wife Antonella Roccuzzo has announced name and gender of third child. (Instagram)

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The adorable pair shares two sons, five-year-old Thiago and two-year-old Mateo both of them were born before marriage. 

Barcelona's striker Lionel Messi must have planned a new tattoo for his third baby and as he already has tributes to Mateo and Thiago.

Antonella Roccuzzo had been very open about pregnancy as she kept posting related pictures on social networking sites.

On Mother's Day in Argentina, Roccuzzo posted a picture of the couple and two sons Thiago, four, and Mateo, two, touching her stomach, with the caption "Family of five".

Messi and Antonella, childhood lovers, got married in June 2017 in their hometown Rosario in Argentina.