PSG is sweating over Lionel Messi’s fitness as the Argentine superstar is suffering from a hamstring injury during their trip to Marseille and a clash with Bayern Munich is on the cards.
Lionel Messi is the architect of success for the Parisians as the recently concluded World Cup winner has been at the heart of PSG’s playstyle and in Christophe Galtier’s plan.
The magic man Messi pic.twitter.com/VIjswDk9zm
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The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has already reached double figures in terms of goals and assists while having a tremendous impact on the pitch certainly speaks for the performance, he put in.
The little magician joined PSG last year and helped the French Capital to win the Ligue 1 following his arrival from Barcelona, but winning UEFA Champions League is what was the promise to the fans.
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PSG vs. Bayern
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PSG is destined to play against Bundesliga and European giant Bayern Munich in their UCL round of 16 clashes on valentine’s day, Messi’s fitness raised concern for the French Champions as the curse of UCL has been at it again.
Mbappe got a kick during the match against Montpellier and the French superstar is a doubt when PSG hosted Bayern now a fitness concern for Messi made life even more difficult.
Lionel Messi is an injury doubt to face Bayern Munich in the first leg of their UCL tie after suffering a hamstring strain, sources have told @LaurensJulien.
PSG are set to be without Mbappe and Messi 😬 pic.twitter.com/kkl9B96vxg
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“Lionel Messi was a very important engine, like his goal and the situations he created. I ask the team to play for Leo and work for him. He must be exempted from certain tasks.”- PSG boss Galtier said.
‘There are a lot of connections between the three. Between Mbappe, Neymar, and Messi. But I have to organize the team around Leo given the absences, as we did in Montpellier.”
“Leo is going to be in his zone… afterward, it is up to the players who will replace them to raise their level of play, to be very available, and to seize opportunities.”- Galtier further added.
However, Neymar recovered from the thigh injury he picked up earlier and completed the full 90 minutes on the trip to the Orange Velodrome stadium and will likely be ready to start the most anticipated match.