Messi is OUT of Montpellier game and remains doubt for Manchester City

PSG confirm Lionel Messi is OUT of Montpellier clash with knee injury and are left sweating over his fitness ahead of Champions League showdown with Man City next week

  • PSG have confirmed that Lionel Messi will miss the clash against Montpellier
  • The Argentine suffered a knee injury in the win against Lyon last weekend 
  • Messi remains a doubt for the showdown with Manchester City on Tuesday

Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 home clash against Montpellier on Saturday night due to a knee injury. 

PSG announced on Tuesday that the Argentine forward underwent a MRI scan which confirmed the signs of bone contusion and he missed the win over Metz. 

The club have now confirmed that Messi has started running again and a further update is expected on Sunday ahead of their Champions League showdown with Manchester City 48 hours later.  

Lionel Messi will miss this weekend’s clash against Montpelier with a knee injury 

Messi has endured a frustrating start to his PSG career following his departure from Barcelona earlier this summer. 

It comes just days after the Argentine was shocked at being substituted by manager Mauricio Pochettino during his home debut against Lyon last weekend. 

Messi was taken off in the 76th minute and stared sharply at Pochettino when he was withdrawn, while he also appeared to refuse a handshake from his compatriot. 

In addition to his furious glance, Messi also made a gesture with his hands apart indicating that he didn’t understand the decision.

The 34-year-old stared sharply at Mauricio Pochettino and appeared to refuse a handshake 

Messi was shocked at being substituted during PSG’s Ligue 1 clash with Lyon on Sunday 

Messi has made three appearances for PSG so far, playing 190 minutes in total, but is still awaiting his first goal for the French side.

In other news, Italian midfielder Marco Verratti is scheduled to start training with the squad again next week after recovering from a knee injury. 

Sergio Ramos, who is yet to make his PSG debut, will continue with his individual training as he steps-up recovery from a calf injury. 

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