It has already been a big year for and wife Antonnella Roccuzzo following their wedding in June and it has now got even better for them.

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According to Spanish newspaper AS, the happy couple are now expecting their third child together, with the gender yet unknown.

Messi and Roccuzzo are already proud parents of one-year old Mateo and four-year old Thiago.

Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi married his childhood sweetheart at the end of June in a lavish Argentinian ceremony, which more than 250 family and friends attended.

Messi and Antonella are expecting a baby

Following their summer wedding in their home town of Rosario, they went on a romantic honeymoon to Antigua and Barbuda to celebrate their big day.

And afterwards, they received the news that they would be parents for the third time.

Messi with his wife and children

This news comes on the same day that Messi and his team-mates find out who they will face in the Champions League group stage.

Meanwhile, Messi and Co are currently preparing for their La Liga fixture against Alaves away on Saturday evening.

Messi walks on the red carpet with Antonella

The Argentine star inspired the Catalan giants to a 2-0 victory over Real Betis in their opening fixture of the new season last weekend.