The summer transfer window was headlined with Lionel Messi's arrival at Paris Saint-Germain after a lifetime in Barcelona. The Argentine star has been all over the news for weeks when he was the only thing the soccer world cared about.
Widely regarded the world's best, Messi's move to PSG raised plenty of expectation. Fans were desperate to purchase his No. 30 shirt, crowds gathered just to watch him make his first steps in the Ligue 1, and the Parisians couldn't wait for him to finally take the field.
Unfortunately, Leo had a relatively slow start to this new chapter in his career. He hasn't scored nor provided an assist so far, and what's worse, he had to miss the game vs. Metz and will remain sidelined when PSG take on Montpellier on Matchday 10.
Why is Lionel Messi not playing against Montpellier?
Fans will have to wait a bit longer to see Messi in action again. They had already missed him when Paris got the job done against Metz on Wednesday, and they'll do so again this weekend.
Lionel Messi won't play against Montpellier because he hasn't recovered from a knee injury he suffered during PSG's 2-1 victory over Lyon on Matchday 8 of the 2021-22 Ligue 1. That day, Mauricio Pochettino took him off in what turned out to be a hot topic in the following week.
Although he didn't make it to Saturday's match, there might be good news regarding his return. PSG have released a statement saying Messi began to run again and will continue to be evaluated. Hopefully, he will be fit for Tuesday's clash against Manchester City in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League.