Sport Messi applauded upon return to training after birth of son

21:50  12 march  2018
21:50  12 march  2018 Source:   MSN

Madrid star Ronaldo reaches 300 Liga goals - in fewer matches than Messi

  Madrid star Ronaldo reaches 300 Liga goals - in fewer matches than Messi The Merengue legend has scored at a rate of more than a goal a game since arriving in 2009 and now has a triple century in Spain's top flight.The Real Madrid star was teed up on the stroke of half time by Karim Benzema to put his side 2-0 up against Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Lionel Messi holding a football ball © Provided by

Lionel Messi was welcomed back to Barcelona training ahead of their Champions League match against Chelsea with a round of applause following the birth of his son, Ciro.

Messi missed Barca's routine 2-0 win over Malaga on Saturday, with the club initially stating he was absent for "personal reasons".

He announced Ciro's birth the same day, confirming the news on Instagram.

Ciro is Messi's third child with wife Antonella Roccuzzo, following Thiago (2012) and Mateo (2015).

Messi was back in training with Barcelona on Monday, as Barca prepare for their crunch Champions League round of 16 clash with Chelsea, taking a 1-1 draw back to Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Barcelona fear rivals could meet Messi’s €700m release clause

  Barcelona fear rivals could meet Messi’s €700m release clause A top official at the Camp Nou club has described the current market situation as "crazy" and refused to make any guarantees about the futureThe Argentine committed his future to the club in November after coming perilously close to the time at which he could have started to negotiate with other sides, given his previous deal was up in June 2018.

And his team-mates gave the Argentina superstar a rousing round of applause at the start of the session.

More: Fabregas mulling over whether to celebrate against Messi & Barcelona 'friends' | The night that Chelsea made Messi cry | How Lionel Messi mastered the art of free-kicks

Related slideshow: Soccer's wives, girlfriends (provided by photo services)

Oprah Winfrey advises Messi how to win World Cup .
The US media superstar has revealed what the Argentina international must do to finally lift football's biggest prize this summerMessi is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, but his detractors often point to the fact he has never won international football's biggest trophy in order to rule out his eligibility as the best ever.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!