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Footage Of Lionel Messi Standing Still During A PSG Attack Has Gone Viral

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Footage Of Lionel Messi Standing Still During A PSG Attack Has Gone Viral

Footage of Lionel Messi standing still during a Paris Saint-Germain attack has gone viral on social media.

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Messi's PSG took on Lille last Friday, with his team coming from behind to win 2-1.

But the 34-year-old only lasted the first half after being taken off at the break.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

He visibly struggled, clutching his hamstring at one stage as he failed to make an impact.

Despite only playing 45 minutes, he managed to get fans talking online.

A clip of him standing still in the first half during a PSG attack sent social media wild.

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The footage shows the Argentine superstar standing still outside of the box, watching on as Neymar and Angel Di Maria battle for the ball to create an opening.

Fans, though, were quick to defend Messi - claiming he did the same thing at Barcelona.

One tweeted: "Messi has always played like this. Anyone who's only now noticing has only seen highlight reels before."

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A second wrote: "He does this all the time though? Do y'all even watch him play?"

A third added: "I see the best player in the world standing 20 odd yards from goal with no one within 10 yards of him, space all around him."

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Speaking after the game, Mauricio Pochettino said he took off Messi as a precaution.

"We have to wait. We spoke with the doctor. It's a precaution," he told Amazon Prime.

"He couldn't go on, but it's not a big issue. He will be available for the next game."

PSG return to action on Wednesday when they resume their Champions League campaign against RB Leipzig.

Featured Image Credit: Ligue 1

Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Football, Lionel Messi

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