Panic in France As Lionel Messi Returns to Barcelona After Being Left Out of Brest Game

Panic in France As Lionel Messi Returns to Barcelona After Being Left Out of Brest Game

Oluwatomiwa Babalola
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM
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  • Lionel Messi is still waiting to make his PSG debut after sealing a two-year move to the club this summer
  • The 34-year-old was unveiled last weekend but has missed another game as reports suggest he could be in action next weekend
  • However, just two weeks after moving to France, the forward has taken time out to enjoy a short holiday in his Barcelona mansion

Lionel Messi is back in Barcelona for a short break after being left out of the PSG squad that defeated Brest 4-2 in their Ligue 1 clash on Friday night.

The 34-year-old joined the Parisians for free this transfer window on a two-year deal and has since then been waiting to make his debut for them.

Although some quarters believe be eased into the team gradually after failing to partake in their preseason preparations owing to an elongated summer holiday.

Lionel Messi returns home to Barcelona after being left out PSG squad for Friday night
Lionel Messi trying to work his magic against his teammate during one of PSG's training sessions earlier in the week. Photo by Aurelien Meunier - PSG
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The six-time Ballon d'Or winner has now decided to return to his exotic mansion in Castelldefels just two weeks after moving to France for a fresh start in his career according to SunSport quoting MundoDeportivo.

Daily Star reports that Messi could finally make his debut for the Parisians next week when they face Stade de Reims in the Coupe de la Ligue semi-final away from home.

The legendary forward and his family will now spend this weekend in their £5.5 million mansion before rejoining his teammates.

His home has a small football pitch, a swimming pool, an indoor gym, and a playground for his three children.

Meanwhile, he was not the only player missing in PSG's matchday squad for Brest as Neymar was also not dressed for the occasion.

What award did Lionel Messi leave at Barcelona? earlier reported that Lionel Messi was said to have left behind award as the best player of the 2018 Joan Gamper Trophy match at Barcelona following his departure from the Camp Nou after 21 years.

It is no longer news that Lionel Messi has left Spanish giants Barcelona where he made his name in football winning six Ballon d'Or awards before he departed with many club's fans finding it difficult to cope.

Before leaving Barcelona earlier this month making an emotional farewell speech, Lionel Messi won many awards at the club just because of his superb display on the pitch.

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