WATCH: Lionel Messi’s Dangerous Run Stopped by Pitch Invader in Crucial Moment During PSG vs Marseille Game

Published 10/25/2021, 1:19 PM EDT


As Cristiano Ronaldo is scoring goals for Manchester United, Lionel Messi’s barren spell in Ligue 1 continues. Although he has scored in the Champions League, his league form has not been great. Notably, PSG’s latest game saw them draw against a vociferous fan-led Marseille side.

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After Hakimi got a straight red for a last-man challenge on Cengiz Under, PSG dampened their hopes of winning the game. However, the talking point of the match was the involvement of a pitch invader when Messi entered the final third.

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Unruly behavior

As the game entered a crucial stage, Messi was leading the attack when a spectator ran onto the field. Although it disrupted the attack, Messi gave a hug to the pitch invader. The incident marred the tightly contested affair between the two rivals from France.

The entire game had a lot of unruly crowd behavior. Notably, Neymar was hurled at with bottles and other objects whenever he took a corner. So much so, the winger then had to take corners with the help of an escort beside him.

PSG has been in fine form this season, leading the table with 28 points. Moreover, Pochettino spoke about his team’s performance in the game and expressed his opinion on getting more from the match.

“I think we played very well, but we just couldn’t get the goal. The team showed great character, and of course identity and style,” said Pochettino.

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Lionel Messi’s struggles continue

The legendary Barca player arrived on a free transfer in Paris. Even though he scored goals in the Champions League, he continues to struggle in Ligue 1. He has not scored in four appearances in the league for PSG. Thus, this is Lionel Messi’s worst start to a season since his 2005-06 campaign with Barcelona.

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With Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and Messi in front, Pochettino would have hoped for more. Yet, things have not gone well for the diminutive Argentinian.

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With games coming in thick and fast, it is only a matter of time until goals come pouring in for the maestro. As William Saliba produced a sensational performance for his side last night, PSG’s trio failed to score even one. However, they continue to lead the table, looking favorites as always going forward.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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