Barcelona have confirmed that Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Saturday night’s La Liga trip to Malaga for "personal reasons".
Messi was rested for the Catalan Super Cup clash with Espanyol in midweek but was expected to play on Saturday after training with his teammates on Friday.
Indeed, the Argentine was named in the Blaugrana squad on Friday but will now miss the game, with Yerry Mina taking his place in the travelling party.
The club tweeted on Saturday morning: "[LAST MINUTE] Change to the squad. Messi is out for personal reasons and Yerry Mina takes his place."
According to Spanish outlet AS, Messi's wife Antonella gave birth to their third child overnight.
Messi has started every game for Barca in the league this season except for one, against Espanyol when he came on as a sub, and has five goals and two assists in his last five games.