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Worrying Footage Proves Lionel Messi Was Injured During PSG 2-1 Lille, He Shouldn't Be Playing

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Worrying Footage Proves Lionel Messi Was Injured During PSG 2-1 Lille, He Shouldn't Be Playing

Footage of Lionel Messi holding his hamstring during PSG's 2-1 victory over Lille proves he's in no condition to be starting games right now.

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner started up front on Friday night but didn't look up to speed at all, being replaced by Mauro Icardi at half-time.

Many thought it was a bold call from manager Mauricio Pochettino but fans have spotted the exact moment a decision will have been made.

Lille midfielder Xeka was down receiving treatment and Messi had a feel of his hamstring before bending over.

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Jonathan David had a word with the 34-year-old who appeared to gesture he was fine.

Many think it was a mistake to start him and potentially risk him for Wednesday's Champions League clash with Club Brugge.

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Pochettino was asked about Messi post-match and told Amazon Prime per Goal: "We have to wait. We spoke with the doctor. It's a precaution. He couldn't go on, but it's not a big issue. He will be available for the next game."

Messi is yet to score in Ligue 1 but has netted three times in the Champions League for his new club.

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PSG maintained their unbeaten start to the season but did it the hard way against the reigning Ligue 1 champions.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

David gave Lille a lead just after the half hour mark and PSG looked relatively toothless until the final stages.

Goals from Marquinhos and Angel Di Maria saw them snatch a victory to go ten points clear at the top.

Featured Image Credit: Ligue 1

Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Football, Ligue 1, Lionel Messi, France

Daniel Marland
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