PARIS – Lionel Messi made a bad record in the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) match against Troyes in the 2021-2022 French League continued. He recorded his 10th hit against the post in the match which was held on Monday 9 May 2022.
Finding this condition, the coach, Mauricio Pochettino, reacted. He was concerned about the extraordinary misfortune experienced by La Pulga – the nickname of Lionel Messi.
Messi played 90 minutes in the match which took place at the Parc des Princes. But unfortunately, his contribution could only bring PSG to a 2-2 draw.
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In the match that took place at the Parc des France, PSG was actually able to lead 2-0 first. Marquinhos (6′) and a penalty from Neymar (25′) opened PSG’s hopes of victory.
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But unfortunately, the advantage was immediately rewarded through goals from Ike Ugbo (30′) and Florian Tardieu’s penalty (49′). Messi had opened up hope to make his team win, but his 90th-minute shot had to hit the crossbar.
“This was an extraordinary accident,” Pochettino said, quoted from the English.Stadiumastro site.
“We could have won the game in his last action (when Messi hit the bar in the last minute). For a player of his quality, this is the only explanation,” he continued.
PSG now have a three-game winless streak in the French League. This is the longest run since April 2019.
They also failed to win back-to-back home games for the first time again. Previously, they had suffered three consecutive home defeats in February and April last year.
Now, PSG have two more matches in the French League 2021-2022, namely against Montpellier (15 May) and Metz (22 May). However, these matches are no longer decisive because Mauricio Pochettino’s team has already won the title.