Lionel Messi’s Girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo Set to Give Birth to Baby Thiago

Nou Camp star to become father.

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Barcelona has given Lionel Messi permission to skip Friday’s training session as his girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo has been admitted to hospital to give birth to their son Thiago.

Roccuzzo was taken to Hospital USP Dexeus early on Friday morning, with the Argentina international joining his girlfriend at the facility near Camp Nou after his club granted him permission to miss training.

Head coach Tito Vilanova recently stated that he would leave it up to Messi to decide whether he would be available for Saturday’s Primera Division match against Celta Vigo if he were to become a father shortly before the game.


We do of course wish Lionel Messi and his family well.

One wonders if Barcelona are readying a contract for the newborn baby?

Celta Vigo will no doubt hope that Messi opts to spend time with his girlfriend and son in preference to scoring a double hat-trick tomorrow night.

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