Messi congratulates Cassano

Lionel Messi has reportedly congratulated Antonio Cassano on the birth of his second child and thanked him for the choice of name.

Inter forward Cassano revealed earlier this week that his second son had been named Lionel, after the Barcelona forward.

Messi has since reportedly contacted Cassano in response to send him a text message thanking him and congratulating him.

Argentina and Inter player Javier Zanetti is believed to have acted as intermediary between the pair.

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