Barcelona forward and global football legend, Lionel Messi missed the Barcelona training yesterday as he was attending the birth of his second child.
Luis Enrique confirmed that Messi had missed the training session on Friday as his girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo had gone into labor and Messi had skipped the training session to be by her side as she brought forth the Argentina captain’s second child. “Messi is available although he didn’t train,” Enrique told reporters. Enrique who would be without a few key players including Dani Alves and Gerrard Pique due to and injury and a suspension respectively would be glad that the birth of his child would not hinder Messi from taking part in what is a crunch clash on Saturday against Atletico Madrid.
Messi has been in fine form for Barcelona so far this season and the Catalan side have won all their games so far in the la liga. Luis Enrique would be hoping that Messi and his teammates are at their best at the hostile Vincente Calderon stadium when the take on the always motivated and energetic Atletico Madrid team lead by Diego Simeone.
Messi and Antonella have named their new born son Matteo
Bueno gente,acaba de NACER MATEO,es hermoso,más tarde voy a darles más detalles ahora a disfrutar!!!!GRACIASS A TODOS!!!!
— Matias Messi (@_MatiasMessi) September 11, 2015