Messi did not celebrate the victory but …

The absence of Lionel Messi alongside his teammates, after the final whistle, has caused a lot of talk.

the PSG may have signed a sixth success in as many matches in Ligue 1, Sunday, by winning in extremis against theOlympique Lyonnais (2-1), the club of the capital is off for a first controversy. And this has nothing to do with the generous penalty awarded by Clément Turpin to Neymar after contact with Bad taste, the Brazilian yet seeming the first to be at fault. It is not linked either to the difficulties recorded by PSG against OL, especially in the midfield.

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If the victory of Mauricio Pochettino’s men has taken a back seat, it is because of the exit, at the start of the last quarter of an hour, of Lionel Messi. At the very least surprised to be recalled on the bench, the Parisian n ° 30 did not hide his dissatisfaction when returning to his bench, even snubbing the hand extended by the Argentinian technician. The frustration of the six-fold Golden Ball was palpable to say the least.

No more Di Maria or Herrera

Moreover, many observers have not failed to point out: Lionel Messi was not alongside Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and others when celebrating the victory snatched in extremis thanks to a victorious head of Mauro Icardi in front of the two bends of the Parc des Princes. While his Brazilian friend was particularly demonstrative, the native of Rosario shone, him, by his absence. An additional sign, if there was any need of his exasperation.

It is nevertheless necessary to bring a precision of size: only the eleven players present at the final whistle went to appear in front of the stands of Auteuil and Boulogne. Thus, Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera, replaced by Mauro Icardi and Georginio Wijnaldum, do not have to participate in these Parisian celebrations with the ultras either.

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