The Argentine superstar was turned away by his own fans in the 0-2 loss to Rennes in the 28th round of Ligue 1 on the night of March 19 (Hanoi time).
After the final whistle, Lionel Messi went straight into the tunnel of Parc des Princes without thanking the fans with his teammates.
Before that, fans of the French capital team continuously booed when Messi’s name appeared on the electronic board before the match. After PSG lost to Rennes 0-2, disparaging voices continued to resound throughout the stands.
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The fanatical group of PSG blamed Messi for the defeat in the Champions League. They consider that “El Pulga”‘s contribution is not commensurate with the salary he is receiving.
In the match against Rennes, Messi was the best player on the field. The former Barcelona captain backed down to support the midfield and had 2 high-class passes, opening the opportunity to face the goalkeeper for Kylian Mbappe. However, the player wearing the captain’s armband could not take advantage to open the scoring.
While Mbappe squandered opportunities, the PSG defense had a bad day. Rennes only needed 2 transition situations at the end of the first half and at the beginning of the second half to score 2 goals, thereby closing the match with a score of 2-0.
Coach Bruno Genesio’s teachers and students created a historic milestone when they defeated PSG for the first time in both the first and second legs in a Ligue 1 season.
This result does not affect the top spot of PSG. Messi and his teammates are still 9 points better than the 2nd ranked team (Lens).
After the disappointing defeat, Messi, Mbappe and their teammates will return to the national team. Ligue 1 will return on April 3 with the match between Lyon and PSG.