Paris Saint-Germain are sweating on the fitness of Lionel Messi ahead of the crunch Champions League showdown with Manchester City. Lionel Messi is being treated for a knock to his knee that he sustained in the club's 2-1 win over Lyon on Sunday, according to L’Équipe, something that PSG confirmed on Tuesday. Lionel Messi will miss PSG’s trip to Metz on Wednesday night due to injury - just days after boss Mauricio Pochettino was forced to defend his use of the star.
A club statement on Tuesday read: "Lionel Messi, following the knock received on his left knee, has undergone an MRI this morning which confirms the signs of bone contusion, a new assessment will be made in 48 hours."
Recalled that, The Barcelona superstar duly made his displeasure clear, snubbing the ex-Spurs boss’ offer of a hand shake as he trudged to the bench where he cut a frustrated figure. Post-game, Pochettino insisted there were no problems with Messi, declaring his compatriot understood his decision.
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