PARIS: Lionel Messi has examined positive for COVID-19 and has entered self-isolation, his membership Paris Saint-Germain introduced on Sunday (Jan 2).
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was one among 4 PSG gamers to check positive for the virus forward of a French Cup match towards Vannes.
The Argentinian star has endured a troublesome begin to life within the French capital since an emotional exit from Barcelona final summer season.
Messi has scored just one aim in 11 league appearances for PSG, though he has netted 5 occasions within the Champions League.
He will miss Monday’s cup tie and can probably even be sidelined for PSG’s first Ligue 1 match for the reason that winter break, at Lyon subsequent Sunday.
The different gamers to check positive had been full-back Juan Bernat, back-up goalkeeper Sergio Rico and teenage midfielder Nathan Bitumazala.
“They are currently respecting isolation and are subject to the appropriate health protocols,” PSG mentioned.
The variety of COVID-19 instances in France has topped 200,000 a day this week.