Blessur at the superstar: Now Messi is also wobbling in front of the Bayern duel

Injury to the superstar
Now Messi is also wobbling in front of the Bayern duel

Reluctance on the offensive, plus desolate results and bad luck with injuries. The crisis at Paris Saint-Germain picks up speed again at an inconvenient time – so shortly before the premier class duel with Bayern. Now a world champion should also fail.

After Kylian Mbappé, world champion Lionel Messi is apparently also threatening to fail Paris Saint-Germain for the round of 16 first leg in the Champions League against FC Bayern Munich. The French sports newspaper “L’Équipe” reported that Messi injured his thigh in the 2-1 defeat in the cup at Olympique Marseille on Wednesday and that a match against Bayern next Tuesday is at least questionable.

In the upcoming league game on Saturday at AS Monaco, the football star will almost certainly fail. World Cup top scorer Mbappé is likely to miss the first leg against Munich on February 14 due to a muscle injury in his left thigh. However, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann had recently suspected a poker game by the top French club. “I don’t think he’ll be out,” said Nagelsmann.

The French champions are rumbling violently. Coach Christophe Galtier recently spoke of a “crisis based on complacency”. There are also internal squabbles. Substitute captain Presnel Kimpembe recently complained that not he but Mbappe was allowed to wear the bandage instead of Marquinhos – and had to report to the bosses. The former Bayern star and TV expert Bixente Lizarazu sees a “worrying” situation.

Of particular concern is the persistent reluctance of offensive casters to do defensive work. Mittelffeld squad St. Reims had wrested a point from PSG in the Prinzenpark about two weeks ago. Reims captain Yunis Abdelhamid then gave a devastating verdict on the defensive behavior of the Parisians: “It was easy to play from behind. The three up front just don’t defend.” Against Bayern only one of the trio seems to be really fit with Neymar.

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