Messi and three other PSG players test positive for COVID-19

Published: Updated:
Read Mode
100% Font Size

Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi is among four players in the Paris Saint-Germain squad to have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the team’s French Cup game on Monday night.

For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

PSG added that one staff member also had COVID-19 in a statement on Saturday night. None of them were named at that point, but in a further statement on the team’s medical news Sunday the club named Messi, left back Juan Bernat, backup goalie Sergio Rico and 19-year-old midfielder Nathan Bitumazala.

PSG is playing at third-tier Vannes.

Last year’s runner-up Monaco was in action later Sunday at second-tier Quevilly-Rouen in one of 13 games scheduled for the day as sides bid to reach the last 16.

Monaco said Saturday that seven players had COVID-19 but none showed any worrying signs and are isolating.

Read more:

UAE reports another daily rise COVID-19 cases, records 2,426 cases in 24 hours

Expo 2020 Dubai continues to operate safely, responsibly amid COVID-19: Organizers

UAE’s COVID-19 cases rise to 2,556, with 908 recoveries, one death in last 24 hours

Top Content Trending