Lionel Messi sets alarm bells ringing ahead of PSG’s showdown with Bayern Munich

Ballon d’Or holder and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi has sparked major concern in France’s capital late on Thursday.

This comes amid widespread confirmation that the Argentine is suffering with an injury problem.

For those not aware, Messi was afforded his latest start last night, as PSG made the trip to the Stade Velodrome for the latest edition of Le Classique.

When all was said and done, however, Christophe Galtier’s troops were put to the sword by two goals to one, owing to strikes on the part of Alexis Sanchez, and match-winner Ruslan Malinovskyi:

And their eventual defeat did not only prove costly in seeing the Ligue 1 champions consigned to an early exit from the Coupe de France.

In addition, as alluded to above, talismanic attacker Lionel Messi is understood to have suffered a fresh fitness blow on Wednesday night.

As per L’Equipe, amongst others, the recent World Cup winner picked up a hamstring problem, the full extent of which is yet to be discovered.

In turn, he has already been ruled out of PSG’s league showdown with AS Monaco this weekend.

Beyond this, his participation on the European front is viewed as being altogether up in the air, too, ahead of a crunch Champions League Last-16 first-leg meeting with German heavyweights Bayern Munich next Tuesday.

Such a miss would mark nothing short of a hammer blow for PSG boss Galtier, who is already being forced to navigate a crucial stretch of the term without the services of frontman Kylian Mbappe.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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