WATCH: PSG Fans Boo Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. in Disrespectful Moment During Game

Published 03/13/2022, 10:06 AM EDT
Soccer Football – Ligue 1 – Paris St Germain v Olympique Lyonnais – Parc des Princes, Paris, France – September 19, 2021 Paris St Germain’s Lionel Messi reacts REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Paris Saint-Germain looked destined for UEFA Champions League glory after they signed seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi. But despite having the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Messi, and Neymar, the French side failed again.

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Following PSG’s Champions League exit, PSG fans gave out a strong message to Neymar and Lionel Messi. The fans booed the Argentinian and Brazilian during PSG’s recent home game against Bordeaux. However, fans applauded their French forward Kylian Mbappe.

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Rumors claimed the 2018 World Cup Winner might leave PSG at the end of the season. But there has been no shortage of effort from Mbappe’s side.

Mbappe scored during both the legs of PSG‘s Round of 16 clash against Real Madrid. Following PSG’s exit from the competition, Mbappe received a lot of praise, but Messi and Neymar became subject to a lot of criticism.

Both Messi and Neymar failed to deliver on the biggest stage. Though Neymar assisted both the Mbappe goals, he did not had a significant impact on the match. Coming to Messi, the Argentine missed a penalty in the first leg of the Round of 16 clash.

However, both Neymar and Messi are exceptional talents. And it is no doubt that both of them must be disappointed at the results. With Kylian Mbappe rumored to leave for Madrid, all eyes will be on Lionel Messi and Neymar once again next season.

Has Kylian Mbappe really outperformed Neymar and Lionel Messi this season?

Several people agree that Lionel Messi is not enjoying life at PSG. And it seems to impact his game. After Messi signed with the French side, he reunited with his former Barcelona teammate and good friend, Neymar.

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But both of them have been in the shadows of Kylian Mbappe so far. The French forward has been scoring goals regularly while Messi and Neymar have been inconsistent.

Soccer Football – Paris St Germain Training and Press Conference – Ooredoo Training Centre, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France – August 28, 2021 Paris St Germain’s Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe during training REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

If we go by stats, then Kylian Mbappe has certainly outperformed the former Barcelona players. Mbappe has played more Ligue 1 games than both Messi and Neymar. But he still has a better percentage of goal contributions as compared to the South American duo.

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Also, PSG’s number 7 have scored several late goals to rescue PSG in crucial games. And his performance against Real Madrid also got a positive reception from the football world.

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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