Pitch invader nearly cleans out Lionel Messi after PSG vs Bayern Munich
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Lionel Messi was almost taken out by a pitch invader in the aftermath of Paris Saint Germain’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.
On Wednesday night, French champions PSG were unable to break down a stubborn Bayern defence as the German Bundesliga giants eased through to the last eight.
Goals from Eric Maxim Choupo Moting and Serge Gnabry in the second half were enough to seal a 2-0 win on the night, with Bayern clinching the tie 3-0 on aggregate.
Messi had a disappointing night as he failed to inspire his side to salvage their Champions League campaign.
After the final whistle, things nearly got a whole lot worse for the Argentina legend as a pitch invader nearly took him out.
Although the fan didn’t make contact with Messi, the PSG superstar was slide tackled by a steward who was trying to stop the pitch invader.
Messi was left wincing after contact was made on the back of his legs.
As a result of their elimination in the round of 16, PSG’s wait for a first Champions League trophy continues.
During his post-match interview, Kylian Mbappe said: “As I said at my first Champions League press conference this season, we were going to do our maximum. That's our maximum, that's the truth.
“What were PSG missing? Not much when you look at the two squads. They have a great squad, built to win the Champions League.”
Whilst PSG boss Christophe Galtier expressed his disappointment, he said: “We conceded that really stupid goal, at this level you need to be more clear-headed. Obviously, we were under pressure from Bayern, we were aware of that. We shouldn’t have been ashamed of playing long to break their press.
“After an hour of play, if you’re losing, it starts to become difficult. I don’t know if there’s a lesson to learn, but it’s disappointing, it’s frustrating. If we had opened the scoring, the match would have been different.”
Attention will now be firmly focused on Ligue 1 as PSG look to defend their domestic crown.
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Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Lionel Messi, Football