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Lionel Messi tests positive for Covid-19

Lionel Messi is among four players in the PSG squad to have tested positive, the French club announced.

Lionel Messi tests positive for Covid-19
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Lionel Messi in action for PSG (Getty)

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 2 Jan 2022 12:07 PM GMT

Lionel Messi has tested positive for coronavirus, his club Paris Saint-Germain announced on Sunday.

Messi is among four players in the PSG squad to have tested positive ahead of the team's French Cup game on Monday night, a media release by the French club said.

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 Sunday the club named Messi, left back Juan Bernat, backup goalie Sergio Rico and 19-year-old midfielder Nathan Bitumazala.

The players are currently in isolation and subject to the appropriate health protocols, said PSG.

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