Messi’s partner Antonella Rocuzzo (in white) and Suarez’s wife, Sofi Balbi with kids. Pic/Getty Images
Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez got their kids along for Saturday’s La Liga match against Villarreal at the Camp Nou, and the boys had a blast.
Just before kick-off, Messi’s partner Antonella Roccuzzo and Suarez’s wife, Sofia Balbi sent their kids alongwith their fathers for the pre-match warm-up. Messi was seen running around with sons – Thiago (4) and Mateo (2), while Suarez was with daughter Delfina (6) and son Benjamin (3).
As things turned out, the children proved to be the lucky charm for their fathers given both Messi and Suarez got their names on the scoresheet in a 4-1 win that saw the Catalan side move three points clear of Real Madrid at the top Spanish League.
Given that sportsmen often tend to be superstitious, it won’t be surprising to see the kiddos at the remainder of Barca’s La Liga matches this season as the Spanish League title battle hots up.