Paris Saint Germain (PSG) superstar Lionel Messi is a big doubt for the upcoming World Cup 2022 qualifiers for Argentina in the South American section after he picked up an injury during the league clash with French champions Lille on Friday.
Messi had to be substituted at the halftime interval as a result of the injury and that forced him to miss the Champions League clash with RB Leipzig from the German Bundesliga. The little Argentine wizard left the pitch with PSG trailing 1-0 to Lille thanks to the first half strike from Canada national team player Jonathan David, but the French Ligue 1 leaders were able to turn things around in the final quarter of the game.
PSG turned the home clash with Lille on its head courtesy the brilliance of Argentine international Angel Di Maria. He provided the assist for Brazilian utility player Marquinhos to score seven minutes into the final quarter of the game before he found the back of the net with the winner on 88 minutes.
Messi missed the disappointing 2-2 draw at the home of RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday nightas PSG lost top spot in Group A to Premier League champions Manchester City. The injury from the Lille game will most likely rule Messi out of the away game at Bordeaux in the league at the weekend.
Argentina fans would be hoping that Messi is fit for the blockbuster World Cup 2022 qualifiers with rivals Uruguay and Brazil later this month.Reigning Copa America winners Argentina take on Uruguay away from home next week Thursday in the first of the two World Cup 2022 qualifiers for this month before they take on Brazil in the second World Cup 2022 qualifier this month in a game billed for San Juan on Tuesday, November 16.