Messi suffers muscle injury and is a serious doubt against Bayern Munich
Lionel Messi is uncertain to play in the first match of the Champions League round of 16 against Bayern Munich due to a hamstring injury. He got this injury during a match against Marseille in the French Cup. Although the injury is not too severe, it is not certain if he will be able to play in the first match against Bayern Munich. Some sources say he may be available while others say he is a doubt.
Lionel Messi is an injury doubt to face Bayern Munich in the first leg of their UCL tie after suffering a hamstring strain, sources have told @LaurensJulien.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 9, 2023
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Lionel Messi has a tight hamstring, but there is no tear. He is not likely to play in the match against Monaco ahead of Bayer Munich. Paris Saint-Germain wants to be careful and avoid any risk of further injury. This is because they have important matches coming up, including the one against Bayern Munich. PSG would rather have Messi sit out the match against Monaco to make sure he is fully ready for the match against Bayern, which could be crucial for their season.