Lionel Messi absent from PSG training amid supporter demonstration rumours

Lionel Messi was not present during Paris Saint-Germain’s training session on Thursday amid rumours in Spain that ultras are planning to protest against him being at the club.

The Argentine played 90 minutes in last weekend’s 2-1 win over Brest, setting up Kylian Mbappe’s stoppage-time winner.

But he was nowhere to be seen on Thursday ahead of the weekend game against Rennes, and L’Equipe note that no official reason has been given for Messi’s absence.

Messi missed the session alongside Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Achraf Hakimi and Nordi Mukiele, while centre-back Sergio Ramos was forced…


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