Paris Saint-Germain in a double whammy with the absence of Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe from training just days before the confrontations with Lille and Leipzig.

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe shook Paris Saint-Germain in the absence of training.

The stars question Friday’s Ligue 1 home clash with Lille, ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League trip to Leipzig.

Kylian Mbappe and teammate Lionel Messi missed training on Thursday as Paris Saint-Germain prepared for two big matches.


Kylian Mbappe and teammate Lionel Messi missed training on Thursday as Paris Saint-Germain prepared for two big matches.Credit: AP

Messi’s absence was not explained on Thursday, but striker Mbappe suffers from an ear, nose and throat infection.

Already the leaders will lose the injured trio of Marco Verratti, Sergio Ramos and Leandro Paredes to Lille in the middle of the standings.

French publication to liberate He notes that Mbappe is “unconfirmed” to play while Messi’s status remains a mystery.

Paris Saint-Germain leads by seven points in the French League after 11 games and leads the first group in the Champions League, one point behind Manchester City.

Messi, 34, a six-time Ballon d’Or winner, has had a mixed start to life away from his former only club Barcelona.

The Argentine star failed to score in four Ligue 1 matches but scored three goals in Europe.

In contrast, the 22-year-old is expected to join Real Madrid next summer.

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes former Barcelona team-mate Messi has become “recluse” from the right.

Henry said RMC Sport“Something has to be found to get Mbappe, Neymar and Messi to play together.

“he is [Messi] He is isolated, he is on the ball less.

“I wouldn’t say he’s sad, but he’s aloof. I prefer him through the middle.

“I’m having trouble with Leo on the right. In the middle, he can set the pace.

“Right now, it’s Kylian’s team. Kylian is the one who made her shine more than anything else. The ball is heading towards him more.

“At any moment there can only be one conductor, otherwise you cannot play with the same rhythm. And in this team, there are too many conductors.”

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