Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Neymar fashioned Paris Saint-Germain’s attacking trident on Friday towards Lille in a recreation the place the previous Barcelona captain as soon as once more didn’t hit the again of the web in Ligue 1.
The Argentine ahead was changed at half time as a precaution on account of a muscle downside which had been inflicting discomfort in the course of the week, and because of this he has gone 5 Ligue 1 video games with out scoring a single purpose.
PSG managed to finish a 2-1 comeback win because of second half objectives from Marquinhos and Di Maria on the Parc des Princes, however Messi regarded toothless within the first 45 minutes, placing a freekick excessive and broad, earlier than making method for Mauro Icardi on the break.
The hosts struggled within the first half towards a superior Lille and lacked depth, as they dedicated no fouls earlier than the interval.
Di Maria’s late purpose meant that PSG have picked up eight factors because of objectives scored after the eighty fifth minute.
Messi’s numbers with PSG
The Argentine has but to open his account in Ligue 1, as he has didn’t internet in his 5 league video games this season. Nonetheless, Messi has been scientific within the Champions League, the place he has registered three objectives in three matches.
In the meantime, this was not the primary time that the previous Barcelona captain has been changed since signing for PSG, as Pochettino subbed him off within the derby towards Lyon with quarter-hour to go on account of a knee downside.
Regardless of Messi’s goal-drought within the French prime flight, PSG have misplaced only one Ligue 1 recreation and at the moment prime the desk with 31 factors.