The Argentine star, Lionel Messi has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be suspended for the upcoming French Cup clash against Vannes. The defender will also miss PSG’s first Ligue 1 game since the winter break. Pochettino has ruled Messi out until he tests negative. The manager of Paris Saint-Germain is also concerned that the virus could affect other players. Mauricio Pochettino revealed the news in a weekly press conference.
PSG has ruled out risking their players by naming the four PSG players who have tested positive for COVID-19. The three other players are Juan Bernat and Sergio Rico. Nathan Bitumazala has also tested positive for the disease. The team has imposed strict health protocols and is unsure when the players will return. They are due to play Vannes in the French Cup on Monday, but Messi has not yet been cleared to play.
The Paris Saint-Germain players have all tested positive for COVID-19. They include Lionel Messi, Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico, and Nathan Bitumazala. All four players have been isolated for two weeks and are subject to the appropriate health protocols. In the meantime, PSG will be without a team for the French Cup tie against Vannes on Monday. The French government’s decision to shorten the quarantine time for the players will have little impact on Messi.
In addition to Messi, three other PSG players have also tested positive for Covid-19. This includes Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico, and Nathan Bitumazala. The team is implementing a strict health protocol for all of them, and will not play the match against Vannes until all four are healthy. Meanwhile, Monaco will play two second-tier teams in the same competition. This is the first round of the Champions League and both sides are in a race to reach the last 16.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has tested positive for the virus. He is not alone in the French league. In the Champions League, three players of PSG have also tested positive. All four of them have been isolated and will miss their next Ligue 1 match. Consequently, it is unknown if Messi will return to the team. It is still unclear whether the French Cup match will be played on January 9. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia Will Start On 16 October.
For the time being, the Spanish league will continue on without Messi. As of right now, four PSG players have tested positive for the virus as well. As a result, all four players have been forced to stay in a quarantine zone. The PSG positives include Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico, and Nathan Bitumazala. However, the PSG players will all be undergoing a rigorous health protocol for all three positive players.