Messi’s absence against Brest confirmed


Paris Saint-Germain formalized, with a medical statement, the unavailability of Lionel Messi against Stade Brestois, Saturday evening at the Parc des Princes, in a match of the 21st day of Ligue 1.

Lionel Messi, PSG-Bruges

The Argentinian striker, who gave his news on social networks, is not yet fully recovered from the coronavirus. The 34-year-old footballer, “whose development is good, continues his work with the medical and performance staff and will gradually reintegrate the group next week”, said the capital club. The former Barcelona player will miss his third game in a row after the round of 16 of the Coupe de France against Vannes (4-0) and the poster against Olympique Lyonnais (1-1, 20th day).

Paris Saint-Germain will also be without goalkeeper Denis Franchi, who tested positive for coronavirus. For his part, the Brazilian striker Neymar “continues its indoor recovery work with members of the medical and performance staff at the Ooredoo Training Center”, following a sprained left ankle contracted on November 28 in Saint-Etienne (3-1, 15th day). Finally, goalkeeper Alexandre Letellier remains out of the group due to a right calf injury.

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