Lionel Messi lost the Champions League match against Benfica Lisbon on Tuesday (9pm on RMC Sport 1). Hitting a calf last Wednesday against that same opponent, he hasn’t recovered adequately.
Against Reims, this weekend in Ligue 1 Paris Saint-Germain will have to dispense with Lionel Messi against Benfica Lisbon. The Argentine striker, who was injured in his calf five days ago at Luz stadium during the first leg against the Portuguese (1-1), lost to Lisbon on Tuesday (9pm RMC Sport 1).
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Employees prefer to play the safety card
La Pulga has not recovered enough and the staff prefers to play it safe. The Argentine was not with the PSG group during group training on Monday morning. For this fourth day of the Champions League, he will remain at the dispensary along with Nuno Mendes and Presnel Kimpembe, who also lost to this meeting. Renato Sanchez is uncertain.
While a win is essential for the Parisians on Tuesday against the Portuguese, the leaders of the group with PSG, Messi’s loss is a real blow. Since the start of the season, Lionel Messi has returned to his best. In 13 matches played in all competitions, the former Barcelona player scored eight goals and eight assists. In the Champions League, he netted twice, including once last week in Lisbon.