Fresh Update on Lionel Messi

Fresh Update on Lionel Messi


Will Lionel Messi play against Rennes Fresh update on PSG superstar after

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) will look to snap their three-game losing streak when they welcome Rennes to Roazhon Park on Sunday. Kylian Mbappe is expected to return after taking a break, while Neymar may also make his comeback.

PSG are now six points ahead of second-placed Lens at the top of the table and face a difficult test in their Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich next month. Unfortunately, they are currently without Marco Verratti and several key players are absent.

Messi’s injury update

Lionel Messi, seven-time Ballon d'Or winner this season, has been an incredible force for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring 13 goals and setting up 15 others. At the World Cup he led his national side to victory against France while collecting four man of the match awards along the way.

But the 35-year-old could yet miss PSG's important game this weekend as he recovers from a hamstring injury. The Ligue 1 title holders have been keeping an eye on their star forward's fitness level and won't take any risks with him when they face Monaco at the weekend, according to GOAL.

Reports by French outlet RMC Sport state that the 35-year-old hasn't been seen training since winning the World Cup, leaving fans uncertain as to if he will play against Rennes.

PSG boss Christophe Galtier is optimistic that Messi will make a full recovery and be back for their next league match against Auxerre on March 15. This game will be the last before the international break and Qatar 2022.

Another injury concern for Mauricio Pochettino is Kylian Mbappe's participation in this weekend's Ligue 1 clash against Stade Reims, as the young French forward suffered an injury while training on Wednesday. This presents Pochettino with a difficult situation as his side are currently eight points clear at the top of the table with only two games left until Champions League action resumes.

The French side faces a challenging schedule in February, featuring matches against Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. Already Neymar and Mbappe have suffered injuries, raising questions over their chances of making an impact at Euro 2020 this year.

Messi's impact on PSG, who have a history of rising to overcome difficult circumstances, cannot be overstated. His form this season has been remarkable and is likely to continue against Rennes on Sunday. But if he does miss out, it would be a major setback as they look to secure an unlikely UEFA Champions League semi-final spot.

Galtier’s injury update

PSG are facing a crisis ahead of their crucial Champions League clash against Bayern Munich after it was announced that Neymar would be sidelined for an extended period due to his persistent ankle injury. This isn't the first time Neymar has missed an important game due to this setback and Galtier has already acknowledged it may take time for him to recover, but is optimistic he'll be ready for the second leg next month.

Coach Christophe Galtier is facing an enormous obstacle with Paris Saint-Germain's injury crisis as the World Cup draws closer. This issue has plagued his predecessors before and now finds them struggling to regain their best form for 2023.

Galtier has received a timely boost after both Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi returned to training this week after their injuries in PSG's 2-1 loss to Marseille during the Coupe de France last week. Both players are hoping to make their comebacks in time for Bayern's Champions League matchup, with Mbappe reporting good spirits after making an impressive recovery from his thigh injury sustained on February 1.

Galtier emphasizes the significance of having both Mbappe and Messi fit for Sunday's game as they attempt to reach the semi-finals for the fourth time in six years. Already this season, they have combined for 10 goals - Mbappe joining Edinson Cavani as Lille 1's joint top scorer.

On Sunday, He was an integral part of PSG's dominant 3-0 victory against Marseille, aiding on Danilo Pereira and Kylian Mbappe's second-half goals to extend their lead at the top of Ligue 1. It was their joint highest goal total ever in this competition; Galtier described it as a "magnificent" feat.

Galtier is still striving to demonstrate that his balanced squad approach works and he's sure this time, his stars will stay healthy. But he acknowledges that fatigue or suspensions can occur during important matches - something he has seen with previous teams.

Messi’s form

Lionel Messi of Argentina is in fine form as he strives to help PSG win Ligue 1. After scoring a stunning late winner against Lille last month, Messi has continued his excellent form this season and will look to keep that going when Paris Saint-Germain take on Rennes in Ligue 1 on Friday.

Messi has made a comeback after an inconsistent first season in France, scoring 17 goals and providing 16 assists this term - including eight assists in seven Champions League matches. The Argentinean is set to rejoin his former front three of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe for PSG as he continues to develop his form ahead of a crucial season for PSG.

With a crucial UEFA Champions League match against Real Madrid set to commence in less than two weeks, Messi has been at his best. A key member of PSG's frontline, Messi has been particularly impressive in two recent Ligue 1 games against Olympique Marseille.

In his last three matches, the Argentine has scored five goals and assisted four others - an incredible feat given that he hadn't scored in the league since December. This feat has been a major reason why PSG are unbeaten this season so far.

Now that the World Cup has come and gone, Messi must maintain his remarkable form in order to help PSG claim another Ligue 1 title and a spot in the Champions League knockout stage. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in soccer, and his form could give PSG an edge against Real Madrid when they meet again in their next round.

At the end of this campaign, he is a free agent and will have plenty of choices available to him. However, PSG are likely to keep him around long term as they still rely on him as an important member of their star-studded front three.

PSG are in the midst of an incredibly hectic month, with two key Ligue 1 games against Rennes on Friday and a Champions League clash against Real Madrid four days later. To ensure Messi remains in top form for that crucial matchup, PSG must make sure he doesn't suffer any more injuries.

Messi’s future

After an impressive World Cup campaign, Lionel Messi finds himself in a much better place mentally and physically than when the season began. At PSG he's happier than ever before, while playing some of his best football in this year's competition.

PSG are in excellent form, with Messi and the rest of their squad sitting 15 points atop Ligue 1. They look set to capture all three major titles this season and believe they can continue that success into next year as well.

Concerning Messi's future at PSG, there are no definitive plans yet. He is still in his final two years of his contract and must complete that deal before making a decision about what comes next.

That means he will likely leave PSG at the end of 2023, though where that may take him is uncertain. Reports have already linked him with a move to Major League Soccer (MLS), though whether that actually occurs remains to be seen.

Argentina's superstar may have his sights set on returning to Barcelona. Unfortunately, that will be a difficult decision for the former La Liga champions, who have struggled in recent years to meet their financial commitments.

Even if Barcelona are able to sign the Argentinian legend again, they likely won't be able to pay him the generous salaries that PSG is offering him. That's likely why he will likely look elsewhere for a club in the summer.

Manchester City would seem to be the prime candidate to make the purchase. Their possession-based system would allow them to take advantage of Messi's vast experience and desire for major success.

That could help them break through in this year's Champions League and then prepare to face Real Madrid the following season. It is a challenge they are capable of handling, but one that requires immense patience from everyone involved.

Though unlikely, it's not impossible that the Argentinian superstar will choose PSG as his club of choice for the rest of his career. His family and friends are contented at Parc des Princes, while he's in some of his most impressive form yet in his career.

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