Lionel Messi has been ruled out of PSG's Ligue 1 clash with Reims this weekendThe Argentinian star scored against Benfica in midweek before being forced off Messi has been in fine form for the reigning champions as they remain unbeaten Manager Christophe Galtier says Kylian Mbappe has angina but will travel
Paris Saint-Germain have been dealt with a blow after Lionel Messi was ruled out of this weekend’s game against Reims due to a calf problem.
The Argentinian star scored a stunning goal but was forced off late on during the 1-1 draw with Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Messi will now miss the trip to Reims but PSG will be hoping to have him fit again for the home clash the Portuguese side on Tuesday.
Paris Saint-Germain have been dealt with a blow after Lionel Messi suffered a calf injury
A statement released by the club says the 35-year-old ‘remained in treatment after reassuring examinations’ and will undergo further tests on Sunday.
Manager Christophe Galtier confirmed Kylian Mbappe also has problem but will travel with the rest of the squad as they seek to extend their unbeaten run.
‘There will be changes,’ he said speaking in his press conference on Friday.
‘Leo Messi will not be fit for Reims but will resume training on Sunday morning. Kylian Mbappe has angina but will be travelling to Reims.’
The Argentinian star scored a superb goal against Benfica in midweek before being forced off
Messi has been in fine form for the reigning French champions after a below-par campaign last season.
He has scored eight goals and assisted eight in 13 appearances across all competitions this season alongside a firing forward line which includes Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
Messi this week announced the upcoming World Cup in Qatar will be his last. ‘This will be my last World Cup — for sure. The decision has been made,’ he told Argentine journalist Sebastian Vignolo.
Messi this week confirmed that this year’s tournament in Qatar will be his final World Cup
The playmaker is understood to be keen on a return to Barcelona once his PSG contract expires, and the Catalan giants can afford to bring him back to the Nou Camp.
However, there are a number of obstacles that need to be overcome in order for the move to go through, including repairing his relationship with Barcelona president Joan Laporta.
Messi is expected to make a final call on his club future after the World Cup.