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Messi booed by PSG fans

Lionel Messi was booed during Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 match with Bordeaux at Parc des Princes earlier today.

The French giants won 3-0 with goals from Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Leandro Paredes.

Meanwhile, Messi failed to find the back of the net again.

The Bordeaux clash represented PSG’s first match since their Champions League elimination. The Paris club were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage by Real Madrid.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side had looked in complete control, leading 2-0 on aggregate after Kylian Mbappe’s first-half strike at the Santiago Bernabeu.

However, a horrendous error from Gianluigi Donnarumma sparked an almighty collapse from PSG as Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick to send Carlo Ancelotti’s side through.

Reports would later emerge that UEFA were investigating PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and sporting director Leonardo for confronting match officials after the match.

And the fallout appears to have now reached the pitch too, with fans of the club booing Messi and Neymar during the Ligue 1 match on Sunday.

Both players, especially Messi failed to motivate their team-mates in the second half when Real Madrid staged a comeback through Benzema.

Messi who gave up easily against the likes of Roma and Liverpool in the past when he played for Barcelona, looked like he was waiting for the final whistle to be blown for him to go home.

Neymar signed for the club in 2017 in a world-record deal of £199.5m, while former Barcelona team-mate Messi moved to the French capital in a free transfer last summer. Since he joined the club he has scored only two goals in Ligue 1. To add to the frustration of the fans, of the three strikers, they are going to lose Mbappe, whom the club should be built around.

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