Lionel Messi's 20-month-old son Thiago shows off football skills on Italian beach

Little Thiago Messi may only be 20 months old, but he's already showing a desire to join the family business.

The adorable tot, son of Argentinian football ace Lionel Messi, was cheered on by a gathering of family members as he kicked a colourful ball around the beach during his Italian vacation. Wearing a broad smile and a pair of printed shorts, Thiago appeared to be in his element as he showed off his skills on the sandy shores of Sabaudia, Lazio, on Thursday.

The impromptu solo display came after the family were seen disembarking from a luxury yacht, which they have been using as they enjoy a relaxing summer vacation in Italy. Thiago was seen being carried his dad, as well as his glamorous mother, Antonella Roccuzzo.

While Lionel, 27, kept his look casual in a pair of jeans and printed white t-shirt, 26-year-old Antonella wowed in a white lacy playsuit, which she wore over her bikini. The brunette beauty teamed her stunning outfit with a wide-brimmed hat and a pair of bejewelled flat sandals, as she added a splash of colour with a large pink bag.

Lionel, whose national team lost 1-0 to Germany in the tense World Cup final in July, has been making the most of the summer off-season with his family.

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