PSG’s Messi, three others test positive for COVID-19

international Messi joined PSG from boyhood club Barcelona in August and the
34-year-old has scored six goals in 16 games in all competitions for the
Parisian side.

Juan Bernat, back-up goalkeeper Sergio Rico and midfielder Nathan Bitumazala
were the other players who returned positive tests.

PSG said in
a statement that the four players were currently in isolation and subject to
the appropriate health protocols.

reported 219,126 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period on Saturday,
the fourth day in a row that the country has recorded more than 200,000 cases.

France has
joined the United States, India, Brazil, Britain and Russia in having had more
than 10 million cases.

PSG are top
of the Ligue 1 standings on 46 points after 19 matches, 13 points above
second-placed Nice.

They are due
to travel to third-tier club Vannes on Monday for a French Cup round-of-32

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