Due to a calf issue, Lionel Messi will not travel with Paris Saint-Germain to Reims on Friday. After PSG drew away at Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday in Lisbon, the Argentine star was “fatigued,” according to coach Christophe Galtier. In a 1-1 tie, Messi, 35, scored PSG’s goal before being substituted by Pablo Sarabia with nine minutes remaining. “Leo will get some rest. Before the rematch against Benfica on Monday, he will begin running again on Sunday and train, “Galtier stated.
Before their November 13 break for the World Cup, Galtier and PSG have nine games remaining.
On November 22, Argentina will face Saudi Arabia in the opening match of their campaign in Qatar.
The World Cup will be Messi’s sixth, and he said it would be his last this week.
“My final World Cup. I’m in good physical shape. “He said so on Thursday to ESPN Argentina.
It was crucial to arrive where I am with a positive outlook and optimism.
In the PSG medical report, Messi was described as having “discomfort in the calf.”
The report continued that Kylian Mbappe is recuperating from a sore throat and “trained in the gym,” but he remains questionable for the game in Reims.
On Tuesday, PSG will host Benfica, and on Sunday, they will compete against their sworn enemy Marseille, which is only two points behind them in the Ligue 1 standings coming into this weekend’s games.