Agence France-Presse Juan Mabromata
Paris Saint-Germain announced the absence of Argentine star Lionel Messi, who won the Golden Ball, from the team’s training due to illness, before facing Nice today, Wednesday, in the French League.
The club said on its official website in an official statement that Messi and Leonardo Paredes missed training on Tuesday due to symptoms of gastroenteritis.
He added: “The latest developments will be updated this morning to consider the possibility of their participation against Nice.”
He continued, “Neymar has a sprained ankle with ligament damage and is expected to be absent for 6 to 8 weeks.”
And the statement continued: “Mauro Icardi has returned to training, unlike Georginio Wijnaldum, Ander Herrera and Julian Draxler, who withdrew from the match list.”
According to Goal, Messi’s problem will not prevent him from appearing against Nice, but rather he will participate and present the Golden Ball award that he won in front of the fans.
‼️ ‼️🇫🇷 [ÚLTIMO MOMENTO] Messi and Paris did not train with Paris
After winning the seventh Ballon d’Or, the world’s best player Lionel Messi and teammate Leandro Paredes were not part of today’s practice. #PSG Because they have symptoms of gastroenteritis. pic.twitter.com/I3bJ5vkAcO
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The Argentine star participated in 11 matches with the team at the level of the French League and the European Champions League.
Messi scored once in the league and assisted 3 goals, while he scored 3 goals in 4 Champions League matches.
The Paris Saint-Germain star was awarded the Golden Ball presented by the famous French magazine “France Football”, in a ceremony held last Monday in Paris, for the second time in a row and the seventh in its history.
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