Messi announces birth of his 3rd son

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Messi announces birth of his 3rd son
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

BARCELONA, Spain: Lionel Messi announced the birth of his third child _ and third son _ on Saturday.

The Argentina forward wrote on his Instagram account in Spanish: “Welcome Ciro! Thank God everything went perfect. Mom and he are very well. We are super happy!!!!!”

Messi is married to Antonella Roccuzzo, the mother of their three children.

Barcelona said early Saturday that Messi would miss a match at Malaga later in the day for “personal reasons.”

Barcelona leads the Spanish league by eight points.