And ten. Lionel Messi will miss his tenth Ligue 1 game with Paris Saint-Germain since arriving from Barcelona last August. The Argentinian striker, in the recovery phase after contracting Covid-19 during the holidays and already absent last Sunday in Lyon, withdrew from the reception of Brest on Saturday, his coach Mauricio Pochettino said on Friday. “Leo is better. He remains under the supervision of the medical staff. We hope he will come back with us as soon as possible, ”said the technician.
“The evolution is good, [Messi] continues its work with the medical and performance staff and will gradually reintegrate the group next week, ”promises the club’s medical bulletin. To date, the Pulga has only played eleven league games with PSG. The seven-time Ballon d’Or, who could be exempt from matches with his selection at the end of January, may return on January 23 at the Parc des Princes against Reims, in L1.
Thursday, Messi spoke on Instagram “It took me longer than expected to get well but I’m almost recovered and I can’t wait to get back on the pitch. For the competition, we will have to wait at least another week.