Lionel Messi, affected in the left knee, will not be able to play in Metz on Wednesday evening for the 7th day of Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain announced on Tuesday.

Touched by "a blow received on his left knee", the Argentinian spent Tuesday morning a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which "confirms the signs of bone contusion", explains the club in its medical bulletin, specifying that "a new point will be made in 48 hours ”, so after the match in Lorraine.

"All the great champions want to be on the lawn"

Messi was out in the last quarter of an hour of play in the victory against Lyon (2-1) on Sunday. His replacement by Achraf Hakimi had triggered the start of controversy, the star having little habit of not finishing his matches. Controversy largely reinforced by the reaction of Mauricio Pochettino himself, who made us believe that he had taken Messi out for tactical reasons when he had just noticed that the Argentine star appeared to be suffering from a knee after an off-target strike .

This time, the Parisian coach was much clearer in a press conference: “It's clear as a situation.

To explain the outing a bit, we watched and saw that Lionel felt pain in his knee.

After a strike, he touched his knee.

He had a very good first half, he did 75 minutes, he missed that goal but he was very good.

After 75 minutes, with the information we had, we made the decision to change.

All great champions want to be on the pitch.

We understand ".

False alarm, therefore.


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