Messi returns to Argentina for Christmas break

Lionel Messi has arrived in his home city of Rosario, in central Argentina, for a short end-of-year break with his family.The 32-year-old forward disembarked on Sunday after sharing a chartered flight with his Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez, who continued travelling to Uruguayan capital Montevideo.
Messi’s wife, Antonella, and three children – Thiago, Mateo and Ciro – returned to Argentina last week.
The Argentina captain is expected to return to Barcelona on January 1 ahead of the Catalan club’s visit to Espanol three days later.
Barcelona currently lead the Spanish top flight standings with 39 points from 18 matches, two points ahead of second-placed Real Madrid, reports Xinhua, Buenos Aires.