Lionel Messi missed PSG's 1-1 draw at Lyon last Sunday when the French league returned from its winter break. Messi had become infected while home in Argentina. He later tested negative and returned to Paris.
Paris Saint-Germain required a 76th-minute equaliser from substitute Thilo Kehrer to draw 1-1 against Lyon in Ligue 1 2021-22. Brazilian Lucas Paqueta had given Lyon the lead in the eighth minute.
Saturday's other game between defending champions Lille and Lorient was postponed after a dozen Lorient players tested positive for COVID-19. Paris Saint-Germain will be without Lionel Messi when they play Lyon.
Given that Lionel Messi is likely to miss the trip to Lyon and Neymar is injured, Paris Saint-Germain will have to rely on Kylian Mbappe during the Ligue 1 2021-22 outing.
PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino will miss Brazilian star Neymar who is out injured with a sprained ankle. Even Lionel Messi has so far scored just once in 11 Ligue 1 games leaving Pochettino to bank on Kylian Mbappe.
AS Monaco's reserve coach Stephane Nado was on the sidelines for a French Cup 2021-22 win at second-tier Quevilly-Rouen on Sunday. The victory helped last season's runners-up enter the last 16 of the competition.
Kylian Mbappe’s contract runs out in June and since the start of January, he has been a free agent, meaning he can leave for nothing at the end of the season. Last summer, PSG withstood an aggressive bid from Real Madrid.
PSG lead second-place Nice and third-place Marseille by 13 points. Nice beat Lens 2-1 while Marseille needed an even later injury-time goal than PSG to draw 1-1 at home to Reims. Nice and Marseille are separated on goal difference.
Kylian Mbappe, at 22 years and 357 days, became the youngest player to score 100 goals for a single team in Ligue 1. Courtesy this win, PSG extended their lead to 13 points ahead of second-placed Marseille.
Montpellier's third straight win on Saturday extended their unbeaten record against Brest in the French top-flight league. It also lifted Olivier Dall'Oglio's side to fourth in the Ligue 1 standings.
Until now, Lionel Messi’s performances with PSG had left a sense of unfinished business. Apart from a superb strike against Manchester City and three assists against Saint-Etienne, Messi had failed to impress.
Paris Saint-Germain could have won the match had Nice goalkeeper Walter Benitez not denied Kylian Mbappe’s low strike in the 27th minute and Angel di Maria in the 51st in the Ligue 1 2021-22 clash. PSG lead table.
Lionel Messi created all three goals as Paris Saint-Germain registered a 3-1 win against Saint-Etienne in the French Ligue 1. The win helped PSG extend lead at the top to 12 points from second-placed Rennes after 15 rounds.
Marseille's Dimitri Payet was hit on the head by a water bottle thrown from the stands while he was taking a corner kick in the latest fan violence to strike French football.
Lionel Messi had already scored three Champions League goals for his new team Paris Saint-Germain but had failed to find the net in five previous Ligue 1 appearances.
Monaco rallied from a two-goal deficit to salvage a point despite having a player sent off and provisionally moved into seventh place, four points outside the top four spots.
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Nice sit in third place with 23 points from 13 games while Montpellier are further three spots down with 19 points from 13 matches.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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