Messi welcomes his third son, Ciro

Lionel Messi: Barcelona star ruled out of Malaga… this is the great reason why

The Argentina forward later announced his wife gave birth to a boy named Ciro. Thanks to God everything went perfectly.

Suarez opened the scoring in the 15th minute moments after Malaga goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez did well to get low and frustrate Barcelona's first of many scoring chances.

Lionel Messi misses out as unbeaten LaLiga leaders FC Barcelona face relegation favourites Malaga at the Estadio La Rosaleda - here are the confirmed line-ups of both teams.

However, on Saturday morning, the Catalan giants announced that Messi would be absent from the squad due to personal reasons.

Barcelona fear they could lose Lionel Messi with a club paying his huge £625million release clause.

Noble defends reaction to West Ham pitch invader
West Ham centre back Reid's season ended prematurely last weekend when he was forced off the field with a serious knee injury. Tempers flared around the London Stadium when the Hammers went 3-0 down, and a spattering of home "fans" stormed the pitch .

Messi has been replaced by defender Yerry Mina for Saturday's clash. "We are very happy".

Ciro is a younger brother to Messi's sons Mateo and Thiago, about whom Roccuzzo regularly posts on social media.

Barca lead the Liga standings on 69 points with 11 games remaining, enjoying an eight-point lead over nearest challengers Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona are due to face Chelsea in the Champions League round of 16 second leg on Wednesday with the game poised at 1-1.

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