Messi Almost Gets Wiped Out by Fan After PSG Loss
Football fans were left on the edge of their seats during the recent PSG VS Bayern Munich Champions League match. However, the excitement didn't stop when the final whistle blew.
A fan decided to take things into his own hands, or rather feet, and make a run for it onto the pitch. His target? None other than Lionel Messi himself.
The crowd held its breath as the invader almost took out the football legend. However, to the relief of all the fans, the intruder slipped on the grass and was quickly tackled by security before he could cause any harm.
But this incident has sparked a wave of hilarious comments from PSG fans on social media, with many joking that the pitch invader did more than Messi in the game.
What Happened in the Game
Messi's lackluster performance, coupled with the team's exit from the competition, has left fans disappointed. PSG needed a big win to progress, but the Bavarians proved too strong, securing a 3-0 aggregate victory.
The game had been tightly contested in the first half, with PSG coming closest to scoring through Vitinha's effort, which was cleared off the line by Matthijs de Ligt. However, Bayern took the lead in the second half after a defensive lapse from PSG, which allowed Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to score in the 61st minute.
The result was sealed in the dying minutes of the game when Serge Gnabry scored Bayern's second goal in the 89th minute. PSG's star players, Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi, had an uncharacteristically quiet game and were unable to inspire their team to victory.
The defeat means PSG has been eliminated in the round of 16 for the fifth time in seven seasons, and their wait for a first Champions League title goes on. This will undoubtedly be a huge disappointment for Messi and Mbappé, who joined PSG in the summer of 2021 with the aim of winning Europe's top prize.
Despite PSG's exit from the competition at the hands of Bayern Munich, supporters on social media remain convinced that the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner will still be at the highest level next season.
It may have been a disappointing night for PSG, there was one bright spot for Messi, who became only the third player to reach 150 Champions League starts after Cristiano Ronaldo and Iker Casillas.
Although Messi has won the competition four times with Barcelona, he has now gone out at the round of 16 stage in both his seasons with PSG. As for his future, Messi's PSG contract runs out this summer, and there is talk that he may be reluctant to extend his stay.
After their exit from the Champions League, Lionel Messi and PSG will aim to recover as they head to Brest for their Ligue 1 fixture on Saturday.
PSG is currently number one in the Ligue 1 standings with twenty wins out of twenty-six matches. Before the PSG match against Brest on March 12, there will be a match on March 11 between LOSC and Lyon.