Lionel Messi will miss Paris Saint-Germain‘s trip to Angers on Wednesday due to injury, a match which could see PSG wrap up the Ligue 1 title.

Messi has inflammation in his left Achilles, according to PSG. The 34-year-old, who signed for the French side from Barcelona in the offseason, has already missed a chunk of games this season due to injury and COVID-19, contributing eight goals in all competitions.

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PSG, who have a 15-point lead over Marseille at the top of the table, are on course for a record-equalling 10th league title. If PSG beat Angers and second-placed Marseille draw at home against Nantes, then Les Parisiens will equal Marseille and Saint-Etienne for most French top-flight titles.

Midfielder Marco Verratti and centre back Presnel Kimpembe will also miss PSG’s match with injuries, with all three players set to be assessed again before PSG’s game against Lens at the weekend.

“It will be an opportunity for the players who don’t play much to get some game time and it will allow the youngsters to gain experience,” said PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Reuters contributed to this report.