Champions League: PSG confirms Messi injury: use against Bayern is questionable

When PSG meets FC Bayern in the Champions League round of 16 first leg on February 14, Kylian Mbappe will not be there. Now the use of Lionel Messi is also in danger.


02/10/2023 – 1:37 p.m

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The use of Lionel Messi in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League for Paris St. Germain on February 14 (9 p.m. / Prime Video) against the German record champions Bayern Munich is questionable. The French title holder confirmed a tendon injury in the 35-year-old’s knee on Friday. In the league game on Saturday (5 p.m. / DAZN) at AS Monaco, Messi will definitely not appear.

Should the South American not be able to play against the Bundesliga leaders, the French star ensemble would be considerably weakened. Because goalscorer Kylian Mbappe will also not be available due to a thigh injury.

Messi was still on the pitch in the 2-1 defeat in the French Cup at runners-up Olympique Marseille on Wednesday. His injury was only diagnosed after the game. According to the current status, he should start training again on Monday.