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Champions League Linesman Was So Focused On Lionel Messi's Dribble He Hilariously Ran Onto The Pitch

Nasir Jabbar


Champions League Linesman Was So Focused On Lionel Messi's Dribble He Hilariously Ran Onto The Pitch

The linesman for Paris Saint-Germain vs. Manchester City was so, so focused on Lionel Messi's dazzling dribble, he ran onto the pitch without knowing in a hilariously brilliant moment.


Messi scored his first PSG goal against Man City, bagging a stunning left-footed strike in their Champions League clash on Tuesday.

He went on a mazy run before picking out Kylian Mbappe who fed him back the ball, with the six-time Ballon d'Or winner curling a magnificent hit into the back of the net.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Everyone inside the Parc des Princes lost their mind in celebration not to mention fans on social media.

And it appears the linesman also got caught up in the moment, amazingly running onto the pitch during Messi's run.

Messi's goal doubled his side's lead, with the French giants securing their first Champions League win of the season.

They've laid down the marker following an underwhelming showing against Club Brugge.

Speaking after Man City's defeat, Pep Guardiola admitted it would have been 'impossible' to control Messi for the full game.

"We dealt with PSG first of all, but we know it's impossible to control Leo for 90 minutes," he said.

"He was not much in touch with the ball - of course he was coming back from injury, he needed a bit of rhythm - but we know quite well when he can run and get close to the ball, he is unstoppable.

"What we have done is minimise, as much as possible, these kind of options and create the chances that we could create and I'm satisfied with the way we played."

Guardiola added: "People can't deny that we were there. We arrived here, we did our game, but it's always a risk when you lose the ball and they can make one pass, especially with (Marco) Verratti, an exceptional, extraordinary player, and make contact with Neymar and Messi and they can run, it's difficult.

"We did a really good game, but we should have scored goals and we didn't do it. That's why we lost."

Featured Image Credit: Champions League

Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Football, Lionel Messi, Champions League

Nasir Jabbar
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