Ernesto Valverde granted his Barcelona players two days off after a 1-1 draw in the top-of-the-table clash against Valencia, and Lionel Messi has opted for a short holiday.
Messi and family take advantage of days off
After seeing his legitimate goal ruled out at Mestalla, Lionel Messi took the opportunity to disconnect and travel north to Finland.
The Argentine player’s wife - Antonella Rocuzzo - uploaded pictures to social media of their son Thiago playing in the snow, which were swiftly deleted.
Messi se fue con su familia a la nieve de Finlandia para ir conociendo el clima que van a vivir el año que viene.— Parodiando Tuits ® (@ParodiaTuits) 28 de noviembre de 2017
Les va a servir porque van a tener que estar varios días en Rusia...😉🙌 pic.twitter.com/yigdNdCMpM
According to Catalan publication Sport, Messi and Rocuzzo had travelled to Finland so their two sons, Thiago and Mateo, could meet Santa Claus in his ‘Lapland home’.
The youngsters spend a few hours with the merry figure and had a ride in his sleigh.