Lionel Messi expecting baby No 3

The world’s greatest footballer, Messi already has two baby boys with beautiful wife Antonella Roccuzzo and he has another nipper on the way

LIONEL MESSI has hit another hat-trick with his third baby on the way.

The Barcelona and Argentina legend is expecting baby No3 with Antonella Roccuzzo who revealed the heartwarming news on Instagram with five hearts to represent their growing family.

Argentina beat Ecuador 3-1 on Wednesday to and secure a World Cup spot thanks to a Messi treble on the pitch.

The 30-year-old delivered when his country needed most as they avoided a qualification disaster to book their trip to Russia.

The two-time World Cup winners and 2014 runners-up were in real danger of missing the tournament for just the second time in their history.

A stuttering qualifying campaign saw Argentina head into their tough final game in sixth place in the South America standings with only the top four guaranteed a World Cup spot.

The Argentines needed a win at Ecuador, and they got off to the worst possible start when Romario Ibarra gave the hosts the lead after just 40 seconds.

But, with his side in danger, Messi stood up to be counted.

The Barca master equalised in the 12th minute after a one-two with Angel Di Maria, and he doubled his tally six minutes later with a venomous strike into the top corner.

Messi completed his hat-trick on the hour mark with an exquisite chip to seal his spot in Russia next year.

Argentina’s win took them into the top four automatic qualification places in South America.

Mr and Mrs Messi are are already the proud parents of sons Mateo, 1, and Thiago, 4.

Messi tied the knot with the stunning Roccuzzo in a star-studded wedding in their hometown of Rosario, Argentina last summer.

The couple then jet off to the Caribbean Islands of Antigua and Barbuda for a luxury honeymoon.

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