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The coronavirus does not let go: Lionel Messi will be low again in PSG this weekend

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01/14/2022 09:01 a.m. | Updated 01/14/2022 09:03 am

This is not good news for Paris Saint-Germain. Leo Messi is still in the recovery phase after being infected with the coronavirus (Covid-19) during the Christmas holidays. For this reason, the Argentine star will not be present at the game on Saturday PSG vs. Brest in the Parc des Princes, as Mauricio Pochettino made it known.

With this match, the seven-time Ballon d’Or misses a new match, that of matchday 21 of Ligue 1. It is the tenth match of the French championship that the Argentine will miss, between injuries and late returns of his team.

Leo is better. He remains under the supervision of the medical staff. We hope you will come back to us as soon as possible.” the Argentine coach specified. Following the press conference from the Parisian club’s training center, it was specified that the player will join the group “Progressively next week.”

It should be noted that the former FC Barcelona player tested positive for coronavirus during his year-end holidays, which he spent with his family in his hometown of Rosario. Since his return to the training center, on Thursday, January 7, the ‘Flea’ has trained apart from the group.

The hopes of his return are postponed a little more, since Messi could return to the competition on Sunday, January 23, against Reims.

The game against Brest will be the third that ‘Leo’ misses in 2022 – the previous two were against Vannes and Olympique de Lyon. The captain of the Argentine National Team has not played for PSG since December 22, when he was present at the match against Lorient.

The players who return to PSG

After testing positive for Covid-19 on January 6, Argentine winger Ángel Di María returned to collective training and has options to start against Brest. On the other hand, the Spanish central defender Sergio Ramos could play his first minutes in the Parc des Princes as a Parisian player on Saturday.

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