Injured Messi to overlook PSG conflict with Monaco

Paris St Germain’s Lionel Messi. File.

Paris St Germain’s Lionel Messi. File.
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Paris St Germain’s harm disaster worsened after the membership confirmed on Friday that Lionel Messi will miss this weekend’s Ligue 1 conflict in opposition to AS Monaco attributable to a hamstring harm.

Messi performed the total 90 minutes of PSG’s 2-1 defeat by Olympique Marseille within the French Cup on Wednesday and the 35-year-old is in a race in opposition to time to be match for his or her Champions League last-16 conflict with Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

PSG have already misplaced Kylian Mbappe to harm for 2 extra weeks which suggests the French ahead will play no half within the first leg in opposition to the German champions.

“Concerning Kylian, the communication has been made. We talked about an unavailability of three weeks. Kylian is being treated,” PSG boss Christophe Galtier instructed a news convention forward of Saturday’s match in opposition to Monaco.

“Leo felt muscle fatigue, he will resume training on Monday. He is not uncertain for Bayern. We know the importance of Leo in our game. In his absence, we’ll have to play in a different way with a more solid, more compact team structure.

“Obviously going to Monaco with out Leo is at all times annoying. Injuries occur when there’s a sequence of video games with a World Cup in the midst of the season. It’s as much as me to have each a profitable crew whereas injecting freshness.”

The Argentine World Cup winner has 10 targets and 10 assists in Ligue 1 this season.

However, Galtier confirmed Achraf Hakimi has overcome a hamstring drawback and can be out there.

PSG are high of Ligue 1 with 54 factors from 22 video games, eight factors forward of second-placed Marseille. Monaco are fourth with 44 factors.

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