Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday became a father for the fourth time, with his model girlfriend Georgina Rodrigues giving birth to a baby girl—Alana Martina—and the 32-year-old took to Instagram to declare the news.
The post, when translated from Portuguese, reads: “Alana Martina is born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great! We are all very happy!”
Ronaldo had already expanded his brood earlier in the year, when he became the father of twins in June via a surrogate mother. His first-born child—Cristiano Ronaldo Junior—is seven years old.
Currently off international duty for Portugal, as A Seleccao have already qualified for the World Cup, Ronaldo has been training with the Real Madrid team while the international break is on.
Los Blancos, who haven’t made the best of starts to their 2017-18 season, have a massive tie with derby rivals Atletico Madrid nearing and Ronaldo will hope the birth of Alana proves to be a good omen at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.
Real are trailing leaders and arch-rivals Barcelona by a hefty eight points in the La Liga table with 11 games played and cannot afford to drop any more points. Their first-ever visit to Atletico’s swanky stadium will be a historic one and they will hope that it is a memorable game for all the right reasons.
Their preparations have been dealt a major blow, however, as star winger Gareth Bale has been ruled out of the tie with another muscular injury. In the Welshman’s absence, up-and-coming youngster Marco Asensio is expected to get the nod and with the Rojiblancos stuck in second gear as well, Saturday’s tie is a must-win for both sides.