Lionel Messi tests POSITIVE for Covid, PSG confirm

Lionel Messi tests POSITIVE for Covid after Paris Saint-Germain star was seen partying with wife at a concert in Argentina over the winter break

  • Lionel Messi has tested positive for Covid, Paris Saint-Germain has confirmed 
  • Messi, 34, has spent the winter break back in Argentina with his wife and family 
  • The Argentine was filmed dancing and singing at a concert earlier this week
  • Now, PSG say that Messi and three other players have contracted the virus
  • Messi is still in Argentina and will only return once he has tested negative 

Lionel Messi has tested positive for Covid-19, Paris Saint-Germain has announced, just days after the superstar was seen singing and dancing at a concert in Argentina.

The 34-year-old, made the most of French football’s winter break with his wife, Antonela, and was filmed enjoying himself at a concert in his homeland.  

A video on Instagram has showed Messi and his wife having fun at a concert in Rosario, Sante Fe. 

Lionel Messi has tested positive for Covid after a trip back home to Argentina, PSG confirmed

The Argentine, 34, enjoyed time off from Paris Saint-Germain who are on their winter break

The legendary player was filmed dancing at a concert with his wife Antonela in Argentina

Now, the French giants have confirmed that he has contracted the virus and is self-isolating. Three of Messi’s team-mates have also tested positive, including Sergio Rico, Juan Bernat and Nathan Bitumazala. It is not known whether Messi caught the virus at the concert.

The Paris Saint-Germain star last played in their 1-1 draw with FC Lorient on December 22 before Ligue 1 broke up for the festive period. 

The club’s next game is against Vannes in the French Cup on Monday, before they take on Lyon in the league on January 9.

Speaking in a press conference on Sunday, PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino indicated Messi was still in Argentina and would not travel until he had tested negative, meaning he was unable to put a date on his possible return to action. 

Now, the French giants have confirmed that the Argentine superstar has contracted the virus

Messi last played against Lorient on December 22 and is recovering in South America

Messi reportedly flew back to Argentina along with his countrymen and PSG team-mates Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi after their last game against Lorient.

Somewhat surprisingly, the recently crowned seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has struggled to adapt to the French giants following his emotional exit from Barcelona in the summer.

Messi has scored just one goal in 11 Ligue 1 appearances so far this season and the highly anticipated front three also consisting of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe has not yet lived up to expectations.

He has however been in good form for the club in the Champions League, scoring five goals in as many appearances 

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