Messi branded ‘passenger’ in PSG defeat (VIDEO)

Paris Saint-Germain’s all-star attack of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were accused of not pulling their weight in the team’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Manchester City as some claimed the trio were ‘passengers’. Read Full Article at RT.com

Messi branded ‘passenger’ in PSG defeat (VIDEO)

Paris Saint-Germain’s all-star attack of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were accused of not pulling their weight in the team’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Manchester City as some claimed the trio were ‘passengers’.

On a night rife with subplots in Manchester – including the future of PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino and the latest meeting between Messi and former mentor Pep Guardiola – it was the hosts who picked up a deserved comeback victory after goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus canceled out an opener from Mbappe.

Both teams qualified for the Champions League knockout stages thanks to results elsewhere, but City will do so as group winners after a performance packed with intense pressing and mesmerizing passing which bore all the hallmarks of a classic Guardiola team.

With their manager Pochettino linked to a potential departure to the vacant spot in the dugout at Manchester United, PSG for the most part found themselves under the cosh at the Etihad and only saw glimpses of what their dream attacking trident are capable of.

One of those came for Mbappe’s opening goal when Messi and Neymar were both involved in the build-up before the Frenchman put Messi’s cross between Ederson’s legs in the City goal.