Lionel Messi injury update: PSG misses second straight match in Ligue 1 against Bordeaux-ZellaNews


The injury that compelled Lionel Messi off at halftime of Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 match against LOSC Lille over every week in the past will maintain him out of a second straight match, because the Argentine celebrity misses the Nov. 6 Ligue 1 conflict against Bordeaux. He beforehand sat out Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League 2-2 draw at RB Leipzig. 

In the newest injury replace issued by PSG, Messi was not included in the squad to face Bordeaux in order to proceed “his remedy … for knee and hamstring pains.” This is constant with the knowledge launched by PSG earlier than the Champions League match that “Leo Messi has discomfort in his left hamstring and ache in his knee following a contusion.”

The accidents didn’t cease Argentina supervisor Lionel Scaloni from naming Messi to his 34-man roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay (Nov. 12) and Brazil (Nov. 16). That doesn’t essentially imply that he’ll journey and even play for Argentina. After Bordeaux, the following match on the calendar for PSG following the worldwide break comes in Ligue 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20 against Nantes.

As for Saturday’s match against Bordeaux, PSG should depend on its different attacking stars, together with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi, who have been all included on the matchday roster. PSG enters the match in first place in Ligue 1 with a seven-point lead on Lens.

Lionel Messi’s injury

With PSG down 1-0 at dwelling to Lille on Friday, Oct. 29, Messi was subbed off at halftime. The 34-year-old Messi had a poor first half enjoying in the position of “false 9” on the middle of the ahead line, however the substitution had nothing to do along with his efficiency and the whole lot to do with injury.

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L’Equipe reported in the course of the match that Messi had a muscle problem, and PSG supervisor Mauricio Pochettino later defined that the transfer was precautionary and made in session with crew medical doctors at halftime. Pochettino didn’t disclose the character of the injury postgame, however a video clip from the match confirmed Messi grabbing his left hamstring:

Messi was already a doubt coming into the Lille match after he missed the day before today’s apply with muscle discomfort. But he was nonetheless inserted into the beginning lineup against Lille, occupying a spot that will have gone to Mbappe had the latter not been dominated out with an ear an infection. PSG nonetheless got here from behind to beat Lille 2-1.

Messi’s season with PSG to date

It was not the primary time that Messi needed to depart a Ligue 1 match attributable to injury. He was controversially substituted in the latter levels of a match against Olympique Lyon, making it apparent he did not respect being taken off the sector by Pochettino.

But days later, an MRI revealed a bone bruise to his left knee that compelled him to overlook the membership’s following league match.

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Messi has now missed seven of 12 Ligue 1 matches for varied causes since signing with the membership on Aug. 10. The match against Lille was solely Messi’s fifth Ligue 1 look and he has but to attain a purpose in league play. It’s undoubtedly not going unnoticed:

But on the subject of the UEFA Champions League, Messi had not missed a single minute of play previous to the latest injury, scoring three objectives and serving to PSG go prime in Group A. But the 2-2 draw against RB Leipzig with out Messi, coupled with a powerful Manchester City victory, dropped PSG to second place although nonetheless in line to qualify with two matches remaining.