Lionel Messi announced the birth of his third child, and third son, on Saturday. Argentina forward wrote on his Instagram account in Spanish: "Welcome Ciro! Thank God everything went perfect. Mom and he are very well. We are super happy!!!!!"
Messi is married to Antonella Roccuzzo, the mother of their three children.
Barcelona said early on Saturday that Messi would miss a match at Malaga later in the day for "personal reasons."
Ciro is the third boy for Messi and his childhood sweetheart Antonella; the two were married in Rosario, Argentina on June 30, 2017.
The couple's first son, Thiago, was born in 2012, followed by Mateo in 2015.
Barcelona are now eight points clear at the top of the table, while Atletico Madrid hold the second position with 61 points.
(With agencies inputs)