Messi to miss Malaga match due to birth of third child

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Barcelona were without the undisputed best player ever, Lionel Messi, as the 30-year-old Argentine withdrew from the squad due to the birth of his third child.

The contest was as good as over inside the opening half-hour with Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho putting Barca 2-0 up before Samu Garcia was sent off.

Messi's Ciro has already made his first presence on Instagram after his superstar father shared a sweet snap post his birth. Thank God everything went perfectly.

Barcelona's seemingly relentless march towards the LaLiga title continued on Saturday as they brushed aside 10-man Malaga at La Rosaleda.

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Barca defeated bottom side Malaga 2-0 Saturday to move 11 points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid, who are scheduled to play Celta Vigo Sunday.

MESSI has been in a relationship with Antonella Roccuzzo since he was 20 but they have known each other since they were five. "We're so happy!" Messi had earlier announced that he is pulling out of the Barcelona squad travelling to Malaga for personal reasons.

Barcelona's next game is on Wednesday when they welcome Chelsea to the Camp Nou for the second-leg of the last-16 knockout stage in the Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored both goals for Real Madrid as Los Blancos were pushed to their limits late on by eighth-place Eibar.

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