Soccer-Messi misses PSG training ahead of Lille clash

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group A - Paris St Germain v RB Leipzig - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - October 19, 2021 Paris St Germain's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) - Lionel Messi missed Paris St Germain's training session on Thursday with the Ligue 1 club saying the team's medical update would be released later in the day.

France striker Kylian Mbappe also missed the session with what sports daily L'Equipe reported as an ORL (ear, nose or throat) infection.

Argentine forward Messi has had a mixed start to life at PSG since he joined as a free agent from Barcelona during the close season, scoring three goals in the Champions League but failing to find the back of the net in four Ligue 1 appearances.

PSG, who lead the standings with 28 points from 11 games, face champions Lille on Friday.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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