Messi among four PSG players who test positive for Covid-19

Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi. — AP
Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi. — AP

Paris - The other players are left back Juan Bernat, backup goalie Sergio Rico and 19-year-old midfielder Nathan Bitumazala



By AP

Published: Sun 2 Jan 2022, 4:43 PM

Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi is among four players in the Paris Saint-Germain squad to have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the team’s French Cup game on Monday night.

PSG added that one staff member also had Covid-19 in a statement on Saturday night. None of them were named at that point, but in a further statement on the team’s medical news Sunday the club named Messi, left back Juan Bernat, backup goalie Sergio Rico and 19-year-old midfielder Nathan Bitumazala.

PSG are playing at third-tier Vannes.


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