While PSG is moving to Metz this Wednesday, for the 7th day of Ligue 1 (9 p.m., Canal + Décalé), images circulating on social networks, and using the isolated camera of Amazon Prime Video on Lionel Messi, bring a new light on the injury which forced the Argentinian to stay in Paris.
As a reminder, Messi was replaced in the 76th minute by Hakimi on Sunday.
His surprised look and especially the initial justification of Mauricio Pochettino in a post-match press conference, had sown doubt on the reasons for this early exit.
Finally, it quickly became clear that the Argentinian was suffering from the left knee and the coach ended up confirming this version in the wake of the medical statement evoking an MRI passed Tuesday morning and a "bone contusion".
However, there was still a doubt about how the Parisian number 30 was hurt.
Pain in his left knee so far referred to that he had felt after the very violent tackle of a Venezuelan defender during the last international break.
Unseen footage vs Lyon: the moment Messi got the blow to his knee while running at full pace pic.twitter.com/CI5fyMh4jS
- mx (@ MessiMX30i) September 22, 2021
Finally, it seems that it is therefore Jérôme Boateng who is at the origin of the problem.
We remember that in 2015 a dribble by Messi had sent him to the ground in mondovision.
On Sunday's action, which will also lead to a penalty awarded to PSG for a supposed foul by Gusto on Neymar, we see Messi serving his Brazilian partner before heading towards goal.
It was there that he collided at full speed with the left leg of the German central defender of Lyon.
The six-fold Golden Ball is then seen repeatedly flexing and stretching his left knee, grimacing.
Less than ten minutes later, Pochettino will therefore invite him out.
Note that this action continues to make people talk.
From the final whistle, the Lyonnais had complained of a fault by Neymar on the Lyon defender and not the other way around.
The VAR had not reported anything to referee Clément Turpin.
This Wednesday, Jean-Michel Aulas, the president of OL, used a photo where Neymar hangs Gusto to challenge the Technical Department of arbitration to preserve "the credibility of the refereeing body".
@LFPfr @FFF @OL The photographic reality of this action should encourage the arbitrators of this sequence to express themselves clearly, otherwise the credibility of the arbitral body will suffer?
Thanks to the DTA for expressing themselves… pic.twitter.com/SkILjw68Qq
- Jean-Michel AULAS (@JM_Aulas) September 22, 2021
Messi, him, will make a new point on Thursday to know whether or not he can resume training and consider participation in Saturday's match against Montpellier, the last meeting before the return of the Champions League with the arrival of Manchester City from next Tuesday.