Monday, October 18, 2021

Lionel Messi actions caught on camera offer new explanation for controversial PSG sub

Lionel Messi did not appear happy after being substituted in Paris Saint-Germain’s late victory over Lyon on Sunday – but new footage has emerged that hints at the reason he was taken off while PSG were still seeking a late winning goal.

Messi, 34, joined PSG in August but has yet to make an impact at the Parc des Princes despite all the hype around his signing from Barcelona.

Making his well-awaited debut against Reims, Messi didn’t record an assist or a goal as he came off the bench, though signs looked promising that he would do well.

However, a lacklustre appearance in the 1-1 draw against Club Brugge last week was followed by a subdued performance at home to Lyon on Sunday.

Messi played well alongside Neymar and Angel Di Maria in the first half, but a poor second-half performance meant he was taken off.
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