Lionel Messi and three other Paris Saint-Germain players have tested positive for coronavirus, the club confirmed.
Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico, and Nathan Bitumazala have also contracted the virus and are in quarantine.
Messi has featured in PSG’s last six Ligue 1 matches as well as their defeat to Manchester City and win over Club Brugge in Champions League Group A.
The 34-year-old, along with Bernat, Rico, and Bitumazala, will miss the French Cup clash with Vannes on Monday but pending a negative test, may be available for their clash with Lyon next Sunday.
From Monday, fully vaccinated people in France who test positive will only have to isolate for seven days regardless of the coronavirus variant they were infected with but can leave quarantine after five days if they show an antigen or negative PCR test.
Messi joined PSG from Barcelona in August and has scored six goals in 16 games in all competitions for the Parisian side.
News Room, January 02,2021