Messi was not summoned for the PSG match for the Champions League: what does the medical report say

Lionel Messi will not be part of PSG on his visit to Leipzig (REUTERS / Christian Hartmann)

After his departure at halftime of last Friday’s match against Lille for Ligue 1, and the news of the French media, the Paris Saint Germain announced the summoned for the duel against RB Leipzig for a new date of the group stage of the Champions League and the novelty is that Lionel Messi is not scheduled to travel to Germany.

The team of Mauricio Pochettino, leader of Group A of the international competition with 7 points, will visit Germany this Wednesday with the aim of adding and being one step away from qualifying for the round of 16 of the tournament, which is the great objective for those from Paris in their sports project . Beyond the non-summons to face the German team, the other novelty is the medical part that the Parisian club spread.

In the report, PSG indicates that Messi presents discomfort in the hamstrings of his left leg and that he presents pain in the knee after a contusion. While waiting for his evolution, it is possible that the Argentine star he may miss several games with his club and his participation in the next double knockout date with the Argentine team is unknown.

Messi is not among those summoned to travel to Germany
Messi is not among those summoned to travel to Germany

Faced with this physical scenario of the Rosario, it should be noted that the muscular discomfort was the reason why the number 30 only played the first 45 minutes of the match valid for the 12th day of the French league against Lille. The Argentine was seen to be erratic with the ball and uncomfortable on the playing field, out of his usual pattern. Once the match ended, it was Pochettino himself who confirmed why he had replaced Messi.

“He came out as a precaution”said the coach of Paris Saint Germain about the modification, which was agreed with the medical service of the first team. “I had an annoyance, we had already said, so that it does not grow older,” added the former Tottenham technical director in relation to the statements he gave in dialogue with the media in the pre-match, in which he had given indications of a discomfort that did not allow The flea train the day before the duel in the Princes Park.

Messi medical report before Lepizig
Messi medical report before Lepizig

In addition, according to the medical report, Messi continues with pain in his left knee, which was the one he suffered the brutal kick of the Venezuelan defender Luis Martínez during the first stage of the match valid for the South American Qualifiers between Argentina and Venezuela in Caracas. This meeting was played on September 2 and ended in victory for those led by Lionel Scaloni, who triumphed 3-1.

Once Leo returned to France to join his team, he started the match against Lyon that took place 17 days after that incident (September 19). In the second half, the images of Messi touching his left knee went around the world, the same thing that happened when the Argentine coach decided to take him off the field to protect him.

Last Friday, Messi touched the back of his left leg and then left at halftime
Last Friday, Messi touched the back of his left leg and then left at halftime

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