Lionel Messi & Antonella Roccuzzo
The Messi family is expanding.
A few months ago, Barcelona star Leo Messi and wife Antonella Roccuzzo confirmed their having a third child.
Antonella revealed on social media that they were expecting a 3rd child, following on from boys Thiago and Mateo.
And in subsequent months it’s also been revealed that the couple are having another boy.
Leo Messi’s son will be called ‘Ciro’
This week Messi has confirmed on social media that his third son will be called Ciro.
Ciro is expected to be born at the end of February or in early March.
Messi made the announcement via his Instagram account.
Messi announces that his third son will be named Ciro. Cute ❤️ pic.twitter.com/jQL98f1U0P
— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) February 6, 2018
Chelsea vs Barcelona in the Champions League
On February 20, Chelsea will host Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
The return leg in the Camp Nou is scheduled for March 14.
The Blues have a long history with Barcelona. Chelsea have faced them on several occasions with mixed results.
Gerard Pique is out injured
On Monday it was confirmed that Barcelona will be without Gerard Pique for the first leg against Chelsea.
Pique is now sidelined for up to a month after picking up an injury in the 1-1 draw at Espanyol.
That injury has left Barca with a shortage at the back.
How will the Catalans line up at Stamford Bridge?
Since Pique is injured and is in doubt till Chelsea game, this could be lineup against Valencia. pic.twitter.com/RWS333oCHr
— BarcaTimes (@BarcaTimes) February 5, 2018