Lionel Messi called in sick the day after the Ballon d’Or gala
After the triumph at Ballon d’Or, the shock followed: Lionel Messi called PSG in sick. He is threatened with the end of the league game against Nice.
One day after his seventh victory at the Ballon d’Or, Lionel Messi called in sick with his club Paris Saint-Germian. As the club announced, the Argentine and his compatriot Leandro Paredes were absent from training on Tuesday due to signs of gastrointestinal disease.
This means that both of them are in danger of being unable to play PSG’s league game on Wednesday against OSG Nice (9 p.m. in LIVE-TICKER). Before that, the situation should be assessed again for both players.
Messi wins Ballon d’Or ahead of Lewandowski
On Monday evening, Messi received his seventh Golden Ball in top shape at the Theater du Chatelet in the French capital. In the vote among international journalists, Messi prevailed against Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski.
In terms of sport, Messi had played his best game to date for his new club with three assists in the away win in Saint-Etienne (3-1) last weekend.