Lionel Messi out for PSG’s UEFA Champions League match against RB Leipzig


Leo Messi missed the PSG training session on Monday and has now been confirmed to miss the club’s UEFA Champions League group stage match at RB Leipzig on Wednesday night.

The Argentine captain was sent off at half-time when PSG won 2-1 at home against Lille, who lost 1-0 at the time, with Mauricio Pochettino insisting it was just a defensive move.

“Leo Messi is not feeling well in the left leg muscles and knee pain following the beating,” read a PSG medical statement on Tuesday.

PSG team to face Leipzig

Goalkeeper : Keylor Navas, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alexandre Letellier.

Defenders:  Presnel Kimpembe, Achraf Hakimi, , Marquinhos, Dagba, Layvin Kurzawa, Abdou Diallo, Thilo Kehrer, N Mendes.

Midfielders: Danilo Pereira, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ander Herrera, Julian Draxler, Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe.

Goalkeepers: Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi, Neymar, Angel Di Maria.

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