Lionel Messi, 3 other PSG players tests positive for COVID-19


Guwahati: French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have confirmed that the legendary Argentine footballer Lionel Messi has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and has entered self-isolation.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was one of four PSG players to test positive for the virus ahead of a French Cup match against Vannes.

As PSG confirmed that he along with Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico and Nathan Bitumazala have all contracted the virus and are set to miss Monday’s French Cup match. Along with Messi and the three other players, PSG will also miss the services of Neymar Jr. against Vannes, who continues to recover from his injury in Brazil.

As per a report by, in a statement confirming the recent developments, PSG said, “The 4 players that tested positive for Covid-19 are Leo Messi, Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico, and Nathan Bitumazala. They are currently in isolation and are subject to the appropriate health protocol”. Messi last played for PSG during their Ligue 1 clash against FC Lorient on December 22, which ended in a 1-1 draw.