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Lionel Messi Test Positive for Covid-19

Lionel Messi has been listed among the players in Paris St-Germain who have tested positive for Covid-19. The Argentine International and team-mates Juan Bernat, Nathan Bitumazala, and Sergio Rico were confirmed to have tested positive for Covid a day before PSG’s French Cup tie against fourth-tier side Vannes.

Lionel Messi Ruled out of PSG Game

The quartet is said to be all isolating presently. PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino added that Lionel Messi remained in Argentina where he spent the winter break and would not travel until testing negative.

Lionel Messi Test Positive For Covid-19

During a pre-match news conference on Sunday, Paris Saint Germain coach Pochettino said he could not put a date on Messi’s return. PSG’s first league game of 2022 after their winter break is against Lyon on Sunday, 9 January.

Brazilian Forward Neymar will also miss the match as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury in Brazil. PSG says the 29-year-old is expected to return to training in three weeks.

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