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Footage Shows Danilo Pereira Raging At Lionel Messi For Not Tracking Back, He Didn't Care Who He Is

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Footage Shows Danilo Pereira Raging At Lionel Messi For Not Tracking Back, He Didn't Care Who He Is

Footage has emerged of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Danilo Pereira raging at Lionel Messi for strolling around the pitch vs Real Madrid.

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner missed a penalty in the Champions League round of 16 first leg clash and was given a damning 3/10 rating by French newspaper L'Equipe.

And there was one instance in the game where Messi felt the wrath of his teammate over his lack of tracking back.

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PSG played a short corner from the right-hand side but Messi's cross was cleared and Real went on the counter attack.

Messi put in a weak attempt to tackle Vinicius Jr, who breezed past him like he wasn't there and advanced up the pitch.

The Argentine didn't make much of an effort to get back in - appearing to walk rather than bust a gut - and that incensed Danilo.

He had to make a tactical foul to break up the play, taking Vinicius out from behind and earning a yellow card for his challenge.

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Just after he did, the Portugal international fumed at Messi. A clip posted from RMC Sport shows the former Porto man angrily reacting to the Barcelona legend not putting a shift in after losing the ball.

Not too many players would have it in them to call out Messi but to Danilo he was just another player who wasn't pulling his weight and he let him know about it.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

Kylian Mbappe scored a stunning last-minute winner against the team he is expected to join in the summer, but Messi was criticised by L'Equipe for a "sad" display.

"There's something sad about seeing him like that," the newspaper wrote, as per the Daily Mail.

"In the first period, in this position almost as a midfielder, the Argentinian was available but he missed so narrowly (with the exception of his pass for Mbappe.)

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"In the one-on-one, he suffered the athletic impact. His second period is better: he provides some effective relays. 

"But he weighs down his record with his failed or blocked attempts (53rd, 75th) and this penalty saved. This Messi is worrying."

PSG suffered a shock defeat to Nantes on Saturday, the Ligue One leaders losing 3-1 away from home in a game where Neymar missed a penalty.

Image: PA
Image: PA
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Featured Image Credit: Image: RMC Sport

Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi, Real Madrid, Champions League

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