Messi and three PSG players test positive for COVID

January 3, 2022 4:59 am

Lionel Messi test positive for COVID.

Lionel Messi is one of four Paris St-Germain players that have tested positive for Covid-19.

The Argentine forward and team-mates Juan Bernat, Nathan Bitumazala, and Sergio Rico were confirmed to have Covid a day before PSG’s French Cup tie against fourth-tier side Vannes.

The quartet is said to be isolating.

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PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino added that Messi remained in Argentina where he spent the winter break and would not travel until testing negative.

During a pre-match news conference on Sunday, Pochettino said he could not put a date on Messi’s return.

PSG’s first league game of 2022 after their winter break is against Lyon on Sunday, 9 January.

[Source: BBC]