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Lionel Messi tests positive for COVID-19

Messi and 4 other PSG stars test positive for Covid-19.

Lionel Messi

His club, Paris Saint-Germain, confirmed today that he had now gone into self-isolation.

Four PSG players tested positive for the virus ahead of a French Cup match against Vannes, including the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.

Mauricio Pochettino, the coach of PSG, is unsure when Messi would be able to return to France, or whether he will be able to heal in time to play in the league against Lyon next Sunday.

We’ve been living with the virus for nearly two years now and everyone knows what they must do to avoid a contamination. But a lot about how the virus functions is still unknown,” Pochettino said Sunday at a pre-game news conference. “With regards to Leo, he’s in contact with our medical service. I don’t know if he’ll be able to play in Lyon. He tested positive in Argentina (and) until he’s negative, he won’t be able to travel to France. We’ll see when he gets back.”

 

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