Already absent in Metz, Lionel Messi will miss the reception of Montpellier this Saturday. Marco Verratti and Sergio Ramos will also be out of the squad.
Saved by a goal from Achraf Hakimi in the dying seconds of added time on the lawn of FC Metz (1-2) on Wednesday night, Paris Saint-Germain continued their flawless performance in Ligue 1. Against the Garnets, the Ile-de-France club has indeed won its 7th success in as many matches played in the league this season.
STATS – Focus on PSG-MHSC
A good series that Mauricio Pochettino’s men intend to maintain on Saturday with the reception of Montpellier. A match that comes in tight timing for PSG, Manchester City opponents three days later in the Champions League. As a result, no risk will be taken when receiving Hérault residents.
Lionel Messi too fair for the MHSC
On the eve of this clash, Paris Saint-Germain has precisely published his traditional medical point. And it reveals by an absence of size: that of Lionel Messi, already out of the group against Metz. Hit in the knee against OL (2-1), the Argentinian was content to resume the race this Friday, and will therefore be too fair. “A new point will be made on Sunday according to the evolution”, however specifies the PSG. Information that casts doubt on a possible participation in the match against City on Tuesday evening.
Not to miss
Besides the Pulga, other important elements will be missing this weekend. “Marco Verratti will resume training with the group on Sunday depending on the progress”, indicates the Parisian medical point, while “Sergio Ramos continues his individual preparation on the pitch”. Ismael Gharbi is in individual preparation.
Note that Keylor Navas, Neymar, Kylian Mbappé like all the holders in Metz are not present in collective training this Friday. Unlike Juan Bernat and Colin Dagba, who trained. Absent from the medical point, the Spanish side, who is recovering delicately from a serious knee injury, could therefore be part of the group called by Mauricio Pochettino. A return that is unfortunately long overdue since September 16, 2020, more than a year ago.