Thursday, May 26

PSG: Lionel Messi still forfeit against Brest?

When will he resume competition? The mystery remains. Soon a week after his return from Argentina, where he had been forced to remain in solitary confinement after contacting the Covid-19, Lionel Messi did not participate, this Wednesday, in the collective training of PSG, indicated The Parisian, and his presence on Saturday to face Brest, remains uncertain.

Paris and the seven-time Ballon d’Or do not want to rush things. If the former Barcelona player returned to Camp des Loges and back to training last Thursday, he is continuing his post-Covid individual recovery protocol. He still did not take part in the collective sessions with the rest of the Parisian group.

Already absent during the trip, Sunday, to Lyon (1-1), Messi could again be lacking on the occasion of the arrival of the Brest formation during the 21e Ligue 1 day at the Parc des Princes.

This late return is all the more surprising given that Gianluigi Donnarumma, Angel Di Maria and Julian Draxler, who were also infected last week, have however resumed training and should be available against Breton training.

Unlike Achraf Hakimi, Abdou Diallo and Idriasse Gueye, currently at CAN, and Neymar. Returned at the start of the week from Brazil, the Parisian n ° 10, who now moves without a crutch, continues to treat his sprained left ankle, contracted at the end of November on the lawn of Saint-Etienne.

He could find his way back to training at the end of the month and put on the Parisian jersey at the beginning of February when PSG travels to Lille (February 6) or on the occasion of the reception of Rennes a few days later (February 11). . With the main objective of being ready for the 8e first leg of the Champions League, on February 15, against Real Madrid.

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