June 2, 2023
Argentine football player Lionel Messi

Argentine footballer Lionel Messi

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Paris Saint-Germain striker Lionel Messi left the football club without the permission of head coach Christophe Galtier and sporting director Luis Campos.

Before the match between Paris Saint-Germain and Lorient, the Parisian coaching staff, led by Christophe Galtier, told the players that they would be entitled to two days off if they won. PSG lost to Lorient 1-3. The next day after the game, a training session was scheduled, which the Argentine striker missed due to his departure to Saudi Arabia. About this on Tuesday, May 2, writes L’Equipe.

The publication reported that Messi had previously canceled a visit to Saudi Arabia due to the results of the Parisians, but this time he could not do it. PSG players were shocked that the Argentine missed training. Messi flew to Saudi Arabia with the permission of the top management of the French club.

In the current season of the championship of France, Messi took part in 27 matches. He scored 15 goals and provided 27 assists.

Lionel Messi is an Argentinean footballer, captain of the Argentina national team, striker for Paris Saint-Germain. Born June 24, 1987 in Rosario. Seven-time winner of the Golden Ball (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021). He is the top scorer in the history of the Argentina national team. In 2021 he won the America’s Cup, in 2022 – the World Cup. Portal Transfermarkt evaluates a football player worth €45 million.

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