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Lionel Messi Could Miss Celtic Clash as Girlfriend Set to Give Birth to Barcelona Star’s First Baby

by The Newshound

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Lionel Messi is scheduled to start for Barcelona against Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday but could still be whisked away to the bedside of his pregnant girlfriend, understands.

The Argentine star’s other half, Antonella Roccuzzo, is due to give birth to the couple’s first child – already known to be a boy who will be named Thiago – this week after missing her due date over the weekend.

Sources in Spain understand that Messi, 25, has told the Catalan club he is happy to play against the Bhoys in the group G clash but is prepared to leave at short notice if Roccuzzo goes into labour.

SOURCE: Get Sport

You can guarantee that Celtic boss Neil Lennon will be praying that Lionel Messi will be called away from Barcelona duty to be present at the birth of his first son as his Bhoys side have a mountain to climb as it is as they prepare for battle against the La Liga giants.

Barcelona have started the current La Liga season like a train, dropping just two points from 24 and have got their Champions League campaign to a solid start with wins against both Spartak Moscow and Benfica, scoring goals aplenty whilst doing so.

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