Paris Saint-Germain have been handed an injury boost ahead of their Champions League tie with Manchester City – with Lionel Messi back in contention to participate.
Leo has missed the last two Ligue 1 games against Metz and Montpellier due to a knee injury and will face off in a race to prepare for Tuesday’s clash in Europe at Parc des Princes.
But the AS reports that Messi is nearing full strength ahead of that crucial tournament against City and that he trained with his teammates on Sunday morning.
PSG will not be able to drop any more points in the group stage of the Champions League, as they were thrashed by Club Brugge in the first round of the match. Messi started the game alongside leading players Neymar and Kylian Mbappe but found it difficult to find real unity.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men followed that tie by winning the league at the end of Lyon, and although they won, there was another game. Messi replaced the Argentine coach with a 1-1 draw, and refused to shake hands with his boss who did not believe in the decision.
That was the last time Leo Messi pulled on the PSG shirt, and there’ll be plenty more eyes on him and his performance when they host Manchester City in midweek.