Lionel Messi ruled out of PSG's game against Benfica

Lionel Messi ruled out of PSG’s game against Benfica

PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi will miss Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League game against Benfica on Tuesday because of a minor ankle injury, the French club said.

Messi was ruled out of PSG’s goalless draw at Reims in the French league at the weekend due to a calf strain.

Messi first felt discomfort in his ankle during the 1-1 draw at Benfica last week when the teams first met in Group H, with Messi scoring the first goal of the game.

PSG said in a statement that Messi is not yet ready to play.

Both PSG and Benfica are unbeaten in three games and are even on points at the top of the group, which also includes Juventus and Maccabi Haifa.

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