Paris Saint Germain might be without Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe as the French club prepares to face Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League.
Paris Saint Germain are concerned that Lionel Messi will miss the first leg tie against Bayern in the Champions League round of 16 due to injury.
Lionel Messi suffers a hamstring injury in PSG’s Coupe de France loss to Olympic Marseille which could keep him out until his team faces the German champions.
Messi played the whole 90 minutes in PSG’s 2-1 loss to Marseille in the Coupe de France on Wednesday, 8th of February, 2023, but he afterward complained of hamstring discomfort and a diagnostic confirmed a strain.
Lionel Messi, the 2022 World Cup winner has been ruled out of the PSG team that will face Monaco on Saturday, 11th of February 2023, in the Ligue 1.
On the other hand, Paris Saint Germain will also be without their key man Kylian Mbappe as the French striker suffers a tight injury.
Mbappe limped off after 21 minutes of action for PSG against Montpellier in the Ligue 1 game on Wednesday, 1st of February, 2023.
On Thursday, 2nd of February, 2023, PSG issued a statement that ruled the 24 years old French man out for weeks.
Mbappe is expected to miss PSG’s Ligue 1 game against Lille on Sunday, February 10, 2023, and a host to Bayern in the Champions League on February 14th, 2023.
PSG’s first knockout round might come without their two important players, yet the Champions League is still a huge deal at the Parc des Princes.
Kylian Mbappe is sidelined with a thigh injury and is certain to miss the Bayern match, PSG will be relieved to have Messi available.
With the potential absence of two of its top forwards for this crucial encounter, Christophe Galtier’s squad enters the game on a terrible run of form and has dropped points to Reims, Rennes, and Lens in Ligue 1 in 2023.
The French champions signed Messi in the summer of 2021 in the hopes that he will lead them to their first Champions League trophy.
Messi has scored 15 goals for PSG this season in all competitions, including 3 in 6 games since his return after winning the World Cup with Argentina.
What’s next for Paris Saint Germain?
The league-leading side from Ligue 1 will travel to Bayern Munich on March 8 for the second leg of their Champions League semifinal and will be hoping to have Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe back in the squad before the time.
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