After moving to Paris, Messi will not be recognized. Unlike his main competitor Ronaldo, who scores in every match for the “MU”, Leo can not yet get used to the new club — in the three opening meetings, the Argentine has not scored a single goal.
In the 6th round of Ligue 1, he got a great opportunity to finally open the scoring with a goal in PSG because for the first time, and he entered the field of the home stadium “Parc des Princes”. However, this time it ultimately failed.
In the game with Lyon, Messi gave an excellent first half. The Argentine, as usual, was active and even turned out to be very close to the goal — from about 30 meters, Leo fired a brilliant free-kick but hit the crossbar.
After the break, Messi suddenly dropped out of the game. In 25 minutes, he made only 19 touches of the ball and only once inaccurately shot at the goal. As a result, in the 76th minute, Parisian head coach Mauricio Pochettino made a bold decision: he replaced Lionel with Hakimi. The latter, not wanting to leave the lawn, created a scandal. First, he walked past the coach and pointedly did not shake his hand. And then he was sitting on a bench with a sad face.
Now, it seems, a brutal conflict is brewing in the club. If the coach and the player do not understand, PSG will probably be mired in scandals.
However, Pochettino proved that he was 100% right. And PSG showed that they could do without the Argentine. With a 1:1 in extra time, Mauro Icardi scored a goal and snatched the victory for his team.
Instead of pleasing the fans with his game, Messi only becomes the hero of memes. The fans laugh at his terrible start and the funny expression on his face during the substitution.