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Soccer News of Thursday, 9 March 2023


Champions League: Fans troll Messi after UCL exit

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Rival fans on social media have aimed a dig at Lionel Messi following Paris Saint-Germain's exit from the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.

German champions Bayern Munich edged the French champions 2-0 at the Allianz Arena in Munich courtesy of goals from Choupo-Moting and Serge Gnabry to seal a 3-0 aggregate win.

Despite winning the World Cup last year, Messi's quest of ending his 8-year wait for the UEFA Champions League trophy suffered another setback as PSG exited at the last 16 for a second consecutive season.

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner last won the UCL in 2015 with Barcelona after the Spanish giants beat Juventus 3-1 at the Berlin Olympic Stadium.

Following PSG's elimination, some fans took to social media to slam the FIFA Best award winner for not showing up for the French club when it matters most.

Others labelled his signing as a bad investment by the Qatari owners.

Check out some reactions below

_@PoojaMedia: Messi's investment hasn't worked well for PSG in the Champions League. 2 years wasted already.

_@the_marcoli_boy: PSG signing Messi to win the UCL is the most wasted investment ever????. Even Hazard won the UCL for Madrid

_@kvng_baff: Messi destroyed Barcelona and run to PSG thinking Mbappe will carry him in the UCL ????????

_@IkaksonF: A true Barca fan will know that Messi is fraud

_@Kwasigazy: PSG should have signed Ronaldo instead of Messi for their UCL glory

_@brfootball: Lionel Messi's last three matches vs. Bayern:

8-2 loss
1-0 loss
2-0 loss

_@_NanaCwesi_: Lionel Messi always goes missing whenever he meets Bayern Munich.

_@UptownRainfall: So messi will be watching the ucl from home just like me????..interesting!!

_@BlackNairobian: If PSG had signed Cristiano Ronaldo instead of Messi and Neymar, they would have won Champions League by now, factos.

Lionel Messi won 4 UCL titles with FC Barcelona.