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Champions League: PSG suffer Messi blow ahead of clash

Champions League: PSG suffer Messi blow ahead of clash

Champions League: PSG suffer Messi blow ahead of clash

Paris Saint-Germain will be without Lionel Messi when they face Benfica in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Messi has failed to recover from a calf problem, the Ligue 1 champions confirmed on Monday.

The injury kept the 35-year-old out of last weekend’s draw against Stade de Reims in the league.

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“We know the importance of Leo in our game, his form and the connection he can have with other players,” Galtier told reporters on Monday.

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“We can’t be happy about his absence. But we will have to find other connections to bring danger to the Benfica defence.

 

“We must have other options. We need to be able to play down both sides. When Messi plays, we play a lot down the middle. We’ve been working hard on distribution to bring more variety in our attack.”