PSG host Montpellier HSC on Saturday night for the 8th matchday of Ligue 1. On the eve of this poster, the club of the capital has just published its pre-match medical point. And Lionel Messi remains forfeited.
Lionel Messi forfeit for the reception of Montpellier
Solidly installed at the top of the Ligue 1 standings with 21 points, or 7 wins out of 7, the Paris Saint-Germain receives the 10th, Montpellier HSC, Saturday at 21h at the Parc des Princes. For this meeting, Mauricio Pochetino will not be able to count on the Argentine star. This Friday, the vice-champion of France in title formalized the forfeit of the former captain of FC Barcelona against the men of Olivier Dall’Oglio. Indeed, the club of the capital published a medical statement announcing in particular that “Leo Messi resumed the race today according to the care protocol put in place. A new point will be made on Sunday according to evolution “.
Victim of a blow above the knee against Olympique Lyonnais (2-1) last Sunday, the 34-year-old Argentine international had still not resumed the race Thursday and his absence against the Héraultais was already announced “at 99 % “ by several sources including The Team. Especially since Paris SG has an important appointment in the Champions League in a few days.
PSG: Lionel Messi preserved for Manchester City
Thursday evening, the daily The Parisian had already announced the color regarding the presence of Lionel Messi against Montpellier. The regional newspaper indicated in particular that PSG does not want to take any risks with its number 30 while a decisive clash against the English champion looms for Mauricio Pochettino’s men Tuesday at the Parc des Princes. In addition, Marco Verratti, Sergio Ramos and Ismaël Gharbi are also forfeited for the match against La Paillade. The Italian international midfielder is, however, expected to return to training this Sunday ahead of the match against Manchester City.
The PSG medical point
– Leo Messi resumed the race today according to the care protocol put in place. A new point will be made on Sunday according to the evolution.
– Marco Verratti will resume training with the group on Sunday according to evolution.
– Sergio Ramos continues his individual preparation on the field.
– Ishmael Gharbi is in individual preparation.