Monaco vs. PSG result: Monaco cruise to 3-0 victory, PSG embarrassed in Ligue 1 without Messi (2023)

A disappointing run of games turned from bad to worse for Mauricio Pochettino's PSG side, as they put in a turgid performance away to Monaco without Lionel Messi, as the hosts fully deserved the 3-0 victory.

Right from the off, the home side played with aggression. They pressed and hassled the Parisian outfit, not allowing their visitors a second on the ball. Although it was Monaco who played on Thursday, it was PSG who couldn't handle the pace of the game. In the first 20 minutes especially, they barely got a touch of the ball outside their own penalty area.

Just when you thought Monaco would regret not having scored yet, they went ahead through Wissam Ben Yedder. It was no less than Monaco deserved a PSG continued to struggle playing the ball out.

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Half time offered little reprieve for the hosts, as Monaco started the second half how they had ended the first, pressing aggressively despite PSG adjustments. That led to a second for Monaco, as Kevin Volland delivered a simple finish to double the lead.

Monaco would get a third before the end, as Presnel Kimpembe conceded a penalty and Ben Yedder's saveable penalty was bungled by Gianluigi Donnarumma, a disastrous moment for the PSG goalkeeper which summed up the Parisians' day.

Monaco vs PSG final score

1H 2H Final

Goals (Assist):

25th min — MON — Ben Yedder (Fofana)
68th min — MON — Volland (Aguilar)
84th min — MON — Ben Yedder (pen)

(All times Eastern)

FULL-TIME: Monaco 3-0 PSG

That's your lot from Stade Louis II. An excellent performance from the hosts, coupled with a dismal effort from the visitors, means the scoreline in no way flatters Monaco. The Champions League hangover for PSG is real, and could have serious consequences.

What a match against PSG 👊🇲🇨

❤️ 3⃣-0️⃣ 🔵


— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) March 20, 2022

91st min: Three minutes of added time, but this game is very much over. Another disappointing performance from Pochettino's team.

87th min: Ben Yedder came off immediately after the goal, replaced by Ben Yedder. Clement also takes the opportunity to bring on Maripan for Jean Lucas. The defender is back from a knee injury, and will get a few minutes under his belt as Monaco see out the game.

84th min: GOAL! Monaco!It's a long wait for Ben Yedder, but eventually he gets the nod from the referee. He goes low, to Donnarumma's right. It's not a great penalty, too central and at a comfortable height. The Italian looks certain to save it, but somehow it comes off the referee, to his left, and nestles just inside his left hand post, which sums up the game quite well.

26 - Wissam Ben Yedder has scored his 26th penalty goal in Ligue 1 (20 with Monaco, 6 with Toulouse), no player has scored more often from the spot in the 21st century. Avenger. #ASMPSG

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— OptaJean (@OptaJean) March 20, 2022

82nd min: Penalty! Verratti gives away the ball under pressure from Ben Yedder and Volland. The former sets the latter through and he bears down on goal. Kimpembe tries a desperate lunge on the edge of the area, and the referee points to the penalty spot. There's a length VAR check as Ben Yedder waits to take the spot kick.

80th min: Verratti takes a quick free kick to slip Icardi in, and he swivels and shoots on his left, but Nubel is out to smother the chance. Monaco threaten to break at pace, but Gueye gets across well with a sliding challenge to stop the goal being threatened. The hosts come forward again, but Marquinhos manages to see out Ben Yedder's ball as he tries to find a teammate overlapping into the penalty area.

77th min: The visitors have also made changes, with Icardo and Gueye on for Wijnaldum and Paredes. PSG are keeping the pressure on, but not making too many chances. Two more changes for PSG as Draxler and Diallo replace Mendes and Neymar.

What a save by Nübel!😱🙌

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— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) March 20, 2022

74th min: The hosts have brought Jakobs on for Golovin, as Hakimi goes close. A ball across from the left finds him arriving late, and he fires the ball at goal, but it's too close to Nubel. Tchouameni picks up a booking and Neymar is caught after elbowing an opponent while trying to get past them. The Brazilian has to be careful, he's already been booked and pushed an opponent in frustration in the first half.

72nd min: It's a long way back for PSG. While they've had dangerous moments in the game, they'll have to step things up if they're take get anything from this match.

68th min: GOAL! Monaco!Call him Kevin Goaland! It's good play from Fofana to secure the ball in midfield and release Ben Yedder down the right. He plays it into the path of Aguilar, who is underlapping, and in turn he finds Volland, who sweeps home from close range. Despite PSG's improvement in the second half, it's still too easy for Monaco to get at them.

67th min: Marquinhos finds himself in a Monaco sandwich and Volland is booked, a little harshly. PSG seeing much more of the ball now though, and the pressure is growing. Monaco manage to counter, with Ben Yedder doing well to hold the ball up before releasing Jean Lucas down the right, but he can't find a teammate with his cross.

65th min: Neymar takes an outswinging corner from the right. It's over the head of almost everyone, and it's met by Marquinhos, deep in the penalty area. He's not marked, but he heads over.

63rd min: Kevin Volland looks set to come on for Monaco. After the open start to the half, both teams have slowed things down a little. PSG are seeing more of the ball, while Monaco are spending more time defending in their own half, rather than pressing PSG. Volland is on for the impressive Gelson Martins.

58th min: Mbappé is played in behind on the left, but Monaco get bodies around him to block his shot. Pochettino has tweaked his teams approach, with the midfield playing more conservatively, while Hakimi and Mendes push up more. The increased presence in the wide areas is giving them an escape route from the Monaco press, and allowing Neymar and Mbappé to take up more dangerous positions, rather than having to drop deep to help their teammates play the ball up the pitch.

Kyliaaaaaan! 😱😰

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— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) March 20, 2022

55th min: Neymar, who showed frustration at times in the first half, is booked for hacking at Fofana after being aggressively dispossessed by the Monaco midfielder. He was aggrieved not to get the free kick himself, but caught Fofana's standing leg after losing the ball.

52nd min: The second half has more of an end to end feel to it, with PSG playing more aggressively, but leaving more space in behind. Hakimi shepherds a long ball to safety, it seemed to bounce off his hand. At the other end, Mbappé shows good footwork to get through on goal but, agonisingly, can't convert the opportunity, with Nubel taking the sting out of the shot as the forward tried to get past him, and it being cleared off the line. Neymar tries to play him through quickly from a free kick. He goes down under pressure. He wants a penalty, he gets a booking.

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48th min: PSG seem to have upped the tempo in the second half, but Monaco are still getting men around the ball in number whenever the Parisian side attack.

46th min: We're back underway, and PSG start the half with the ball. Monaco have started the second half as they started the first, harassing and harrying their visitors with aggression.

HALFTIME: Monaco 1-0 PSG

A dispiriting 45 minutes for Mauricio Pochettino as the home team comfortably outplayed his side. PSG grew into the game towards the end of the half, but Monaco will consider themselves unlucky to only be one goal up.

44th min: A PSG move sees Verratti try and curl the ball into the far corner in a crowded penalty area, but he's nowhere near the target. PSG follow that up with a quick break, Hakimi drilling the ball towards the far post from wide. Nubel pushes it out into the centre of his penalty area, and it's cleared for a corner. The corner is played directly to Paredes on the edge of the area, who doesn't connect properly and loops his volleyed effort over.

42nd min: It's scrappy in midfield but Tchouameni managed to pick up the ball and prod it through to Fofana, who drives forward. He unleashes a shot from distance on his left, low to Donnarumma's near post. The goalkeeper is down and holds onto the ball at the second attempt.

40th min: 40 minutes in and Mbappé hasn't had a shot yet, which sums things up for Pochettino's side.

38th min: PSG have a promising counter. Neymar, without any easy options, plays an outside of the boot pass that forces Hakimi wide. He fires the ball back into the path of the Brazilian on the edge of the area, but his pass it cut out. It seems like the danger is averted as the ball is played back to Nubel but the goalkeeper, who has had next to nothing to do, takes a loose first touch and the ball bobbles to his right, just wide of the post. That loose touch is the most dangerous moment the hosts have faced, but PSG's dangerous duo are seeing a little more of the ball now.

35th min: Monaco have eased off just a little since going a goal up, but they're still able to pounce on any loose touches from their visitors, who just haven't been able to string anything together.

🔝 You’re looking at @Ligue1_ENG’s 𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗿!


— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) March 20, 2022

31st min: As the clock ticks over to half an hour, PSG show a sign of life. Neymar does well to dribble towards the Monaco penalty area, and he's brought down by Gelson Martins, who picks up a booking. The free kick is within shooting range, in the left channel. Neymar hooks it just inside the near post, but there's not enough pace on the ball and Nubel, at full stretch, palms it wide.

29th min: It was Monaco who played on Thursday, but it's PSG who look like they've had the short turnaround ahead of this game. They've looked comfortably second best and way off the pace.

25th min: GOAL! Monaco!Just as I mention them not scoring, they go and do it! It's been coming. Fofana has the ball wide on the right and fires the ball into the area. Ben Yedder found a good position on the blindside of Kimpembe and arrived at the near post, flicking the ball into the roof of the net, off the outside of his heel, from close range.

20 - Wissam Ben Yedder has been involved in at least 20 goals in six of the last 10 Ligue 1 seasons (since 2012/13), only Kylian Mbappé does as well. Masterful. #ASMPSG

— OptaJean (@OptaJean) March 20, 2022

24th min: Both Neymar and Mbappé have dropped into their own defensive third to try and get on the ball in recent minutes. Both have given it away. Monaco, for all their threat, will be ruing the fact they're not a goal up already. Mbappé makes a run in behind and it's cleared for a corner. It's worked short and PSG get their first shot of the day, with Neymar floating a shot towards goal that's easy for Nubel.

22nd min: A long ball down the line finds Gelson Martins making a run in the right halfspace. He has the pace to get clear, and cuts the ball back to Jean Lucas on the edge of the area, but his shot is held by Donnarumma.

20th min: The home team are alternating between playing the ball up the pitch, and playing longer balls in behind the PSG backline, an approach that's working quite well for them.

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16th min: This time Monaco work it down the right well, combining to get past Mendes, and Marquinhos has to clear a dangerous ball fizzed across goal. With Neymar and Mbappé up front, PSG look like they could be dangerous if tey manage to get a counter right.

14th min: Golovin teases a delightful ball in from the left, which just evades Fofana. PSG are managing to get their foot on the ball, with Neymar and Mbappé combining.

We will never understand how Jean Lucas missed this! 😱😩

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— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) March 20, 2022

12th min: Monaco should be a goal up. PSG try and play out once again, but fail to do so. Jean Lucas presses Paredes on the edge of his area, the ball rolls into Ben Yedder's path but Jean Lucas takes it off his teammate and goes himself, one on one in the area after evading Kimpembe's sliding challenge. It looks a certain goal, but it's off target. Paredes did well to get a touch. PSG finally manage to get the ball into Monaco's area, but nothing comes of it.

9th min: Tchouameni tries to curl a ball from outside the area, but he fails to get any curl on it, and it doesn't trouble the goal. The visitors try and play out, they get out of their penalty area but not much further, with Monaco turning over the ball in PSG's third. The visitors win another corner, this time from the opposite side, and Golovin's flicked header is easily held by Donnarumma.

6th min: Monaco have started very well here, and PSG are being tested. The hosts work it down the left and fire a dangerous ball across goal, Mendes does well on the stretch to clear it, with Martins lurking behind him for a tap in. Donnarumma is forced into a save from the edge of the area, and Monaco have another corner.

3rd min: It's an inswinger from Henrique, but it's headed clear. Mbappé tries to carry the ball, but he's hauled down on the halfway line. Neither team is finding much team on the ball early on.

1st min:Kickoff! A scrappy start as both teams look to make their mark on the game. Verratti gives away a foul in the left back position, the first opportunity of the game.

7:59 a.m.: The teams are lining up and the captains shake hands. There's some confusion, the players are looking to line up for kickoff but they're asked to stand together with the officials, behind a banner denouncing racism and anti Semitism. With the photo taken, the teams prepare to get underway.

7:38 a.m.: The visitors are out and warming up. Pochettino may have a host of injury concerns, but he's still able to name a very strong team. He'll be hoping his side can put their recent wobbles behind them, while Monaco will be looking to bounce back their European elimination on Thursday with a strong performance at home to the capital club.

Warming up! #ASMPSG

— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) March 20, 2022

7:13 a.m.: The team news is in for the hosts.

📰 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙢 𝙉𝙚𝙬𝙨 👀

Here's how we line up to face PSG in today's @Ligue1_ENG match! 💪


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— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) March 20, 2022

7:10 a.m.: The visitors are in the building.

Bonjour 👋#ASMPSG

— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) March 20, 2022

6:53 a.m.: It looks like a good day for football in the Principality. We should have team news shortly.

𝑯𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒔𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒉𝒐𝒎𝒆. 🇲🇨


— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) March 20, 2022

6:00 a.m.: All eyes will be locked on ex-AS Monaco man Kylian Mbappe, but current Monaco prospect Aurelien Tchouameni will also be a hot topic this summer with reports of several clubs including Liverpool, Real Madrid and PSG seeking to sign him.

🚨Info : Aurélien Tchouameni 🇫🇷
a été approché par de nombreux clubs au cours des dernières semaines.

#Liverpool, le #PSG ou encore le Real Madrid en font partie.

— Santi Aouna (@Santi_J_FM) March 19, 2022

Monaco vs. PSG lineups

AS Monaco boss Philippe Clement is still without veteran Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregasand Krepin Diatta through injury. Vanderson will miss out due to COVID-19. Chilean center back Guillermo Maripan is back from his knee pain, but is only able to make the bench.

AS Monaco starting lineup (4-5-1): Nubel (GK)— Henrique, Badiashile, Disasi, Aguilar — Martins, Tchouameni, Fofana, Lucas, Golovin — Ben Yedder

AS Monaco subs (9): Mannone (GK), Jakobs, Maripan, Matsima, Sidibe, Diop, Matazo, Boadu, Volland

Despite PSG's numerous injury concerns, Pochettino has still been able to name a strong team. With Neymar and Mbappé up front, they should be able to threaten the Monegasque outfit.

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PSG starting lineup (4-3-3): Donnarumma (GK)— Mendes, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Hakimi — Verratti, Danilo, Paredes — Neymar, Mbappe, Wijnaldum

PSG subs (9): Letellier (GK), Diallo, Bitshiabu, Kehrer, Gueye, Ebimbe, Draxler,Simons, Icardi


Why did Messi miss PSG match? ›

Messi, sat out PSG's goalless draw at Reims in the French league over the weekend because of the pain in one of his calves. Messi had first felt the discomfort in his leg toward the end of the 1-1 draw at Benfica last week when the teams first met in Group H. Messi scored the opening goal of that game.

Who scored for PSG vs Monaco? ›

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Did Messi play in PSG vs Monaco? ›

Messi ruled out of PSG match at Monaco.

Why did PSG lose to Monaco? ›

The capital team improved slightly before the interval, with Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi creating chances, but their performance was still well below their best. PSG were not much better after the break and Mbappe wasted a couple of good opportunities before Monaco doubled their advantage in the 68th minute.

Is Messi better than Ronaldo? ›

While Ronaldo currently has more goals overall, Messi has the edge in the scoring department, with a higher season average (37.9 to 35), having hit a high of 73 goals in 2011-12, though his average dropped after a disappointing maiden campaign at PSG in 2021-22.

Why did Barcelona sell Messi to PSG? ›

Messi joined PSG on a two-year contract a year ago from Barcelona as a free agent. The sensational move played out after the Catalan giants were unable to register the Argentine superstar with a new contract due to strict Financial Fair Play compliance laws by La Liga.

What is PSG biggest lost? ›

All-time record defeat: 0–6 (away to Nantes, Ligue 1, 1 September 1971).

Who is PSG biggest rivalry? ›

Le Classique (French pronunciation: ​[lə klasik], The Classic) is the rivalry between French professional football clubs Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille. The duo are the two most successful clubs in French football, and the only French teams to have won major European trophies.

Who is the highest goal scorer in PSG now? ›

Top Goalscorers
Ligue 1Kylian Mbappé Centre-Forward0.87
Coupe de FranceKylian Mbappé Centre-Forward1.40
Champions LeagueKylian Mbappé Centre-Forward0.80
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Why Messi didn t play against Monaco? ›

However, on Saturday the club said the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner was being treated for flu-like symptoms and was not in the squad for the trip to the principality.

How many goals has Messi have in PSG? ›

Messi career goals in total for club and country
Dec 13, 2022

Why Lionel Messi didn t play against Monaco? ›

PSG gave a short explanation for each players' absence on their official website, and Messi was declared unavailable due to a bout of flu, which he has been treated for over the past three days.

Why are fans angry at PSG? ›

They protested earlier in the season against the club's hierarchy because they feel PSG are losing their identity. They also highlighted that part in the very strong statement from Friday. In the ultras culture, you mark your discontent with banners, boos, insults or demonstrations.

Why did PSG rejected Ronaldo? ›

But PSG believe they do not have enough room in their wage budget to accommodate Ronaldo, and also fear they would not even be able to fit him into the current squad because it is already filled with names like Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Why is PSG ruining football? ›

LaLiga president Javier Tebas has stressed that Paris Saint-Germain are ruining European football following Kylian Mbappe's recent contract renewal. Tebas claimed that PSG's financial data may include sponsorship contributions that do not comply with UEFA's financial fair play rules.

Who has most fans Messi or Ronaldo? ›

The answer is Cristiano Ronaldo!

With over 807 million followers Portuguese striker is on the first position, overcoming the 2nd place, where is Lionel Messi, with more than 270 million followers. The number of his followers is extraordinary, especially on Instagram: more than 537 million.

Who is the goat of football now? ›

At Qatar 2022, Lionel Messi took a major step to securing his legacy as the greatest player in the history of football by finally lifting the biggest trophy of them all – the World Cup.

Who is the goat in soccer? ›

Tiger and Messi are the GOATs of golf and soccer, respectively. They are two of the most popular and important athletes of our time.

Are Barca still in debt? ›

The net debt, as of 30 June 2022, was 608 million euros (682 million at 30 June 2021). It is also important to highlight the restructuring of this debt, achieving an important transfer from short to long term through the issuance of senior notes in August 2021.

Who is the best player in the world? ›

Lionel Messi remains the undisputed king of the football world, though it would be foolish not to raise an eyebrow as he grows older. As an individual talent and based on almost two decades of cold, objective data and warm, unquantifiable magic, he is the best. Not only the best right now, but the best of all time.

What is Messi salary at PSG? ›

What is Barcelona biggest loss? ›

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Who is No 1 in PSG? ›

Paris Saint-Germain current squad: Lionel Messi, 10 Goals 11 Assists 16 Pass interceptions. Junior Neymar, 12 Goals 10 Assists 27 Pass interceptions. Achraf Hakimi, 4 Goals 4 Assists 69 Pass interceptions.

Who has lost the most Champions League? ›

Juventus have been runners-up the most times, losing seven finals. Atlético Madrid is the only team to reach three finals without having won the trophy while Reims and Valencia have finished as runners-up twice without winning.

What is the biggest soccer rivalry ever? ›

El Clásico is perhaps the most famous rivalry in the world. Everyone knows that El Clásico stands for the derby between Barcelona and Real Madrid. The first match between those two clubs was in 1902, when Real Madrid was still called Madrid CF.

Who has the longest football rivalry? ›

Yale upset No. 18 Princeton 51-14 in 2019. The Yale-Princeton rivalry is the oldest in college football, dating back to 1873. Yale and Princeton dominated the college football scene when this rivalry began, with Yale claiming 13 outright national titles and Princeton claiming eight between 1869 and 1894.

Who is PSG top striker? ›

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1Edinson Cavani2013-2020
2Kylian Mbappe2017-present
3Zlatan Ibrahimovic2012-2016
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Who is the highest goalscorer in UEFA? ›

Cristiano Ronaldo leads the UEFA Champions League in all-time goals scored, scoring a total of 141 goals. Lionel Messi sits in second place with 125 goals. Both players stand well clear of the other contenders, with third placed shared between Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema, each scoring 86 goals.

Is Messi unhappy in Paris? ›

Lionel Messi is reportedly unhappy at Paris-Saint Germain following his failure to adapt to life in Paris, according to a report.

Why is Messi hotel being demolished? ›

Promoted Stories. The hotel's balconies are believed to be too big, but the building could even collapse if they are downsized or torn down. Not only that, but the fire emergency plan reportedly also failed to meet the authorities' standards.

Why is Monaco not a national football team? ›

Monaco was a founding member of the N.F.-Board in 2003, and finished second in the 2006 VIVA World Cup inaugural edition. However, due to political opposition, Monaco severed ties with the organization in 2010.

Who is No 1 Messi or Ronaldo? ›

While Ronaldo currently has more goals overall, Messi has the edge in the scoring department, with a higher season average (37.9 to 35), having hit a high of 73 goals in 2011-12, though his average dropped after a disappointing maiden campaign at PSG in 2021-22.

How many assist does Messi have in PSG? ›

Lionel Messi assists 2022/23

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Why is Messi not in PSG squad against Monaco? ›

PSG gave a short explanation for each players' absence on their official website, and Messi was declared unavailable due to a bout of flu, which he has been treated for over the past three days.

How many matches did Messi played for PSG? ›

Lionel Messi 2021-22 stats

Messi made 34 appearances for the French champions in all competitions, 32 of which were starts.

Who is in the PSG squad against Monaco? ›

PSG (4-3-3): Trapp; Marquinhos, Silva (c), Luiz, Maxwell; Motta, Rabiot, Matuidi; Di Maria, Ibrahimovic, Lucas. Monaco (4-2-3-1): Subasic; Raggi, Wallace, Carvalho, Echiejile; Toulalan (c), Fabinho; Mbappe, Lemar, Costa; Love.

Are PSG fans violent? ›

Other KoB groups, however, took British hooligans as dubious role models and violence rapidly escalated. PSG supporters' groups have been linked to football hooliganism ever since.

Who is the most popular player in PSG? ›

Kylian Mbappé Kylian Mbappé joined PSG's football squad for the second time in 2022. From the hat-trick he scored during the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Argentina to winning five Ligue 1 titles, the 23-year-old footballer is currently considered to be one of the best in the world.

Is PSG losing money? ›

The Ligue 1 champions continue to spend more than they make to compete. Paris Saint Germain (PSG) lost €370 million last season, according to L'Équipe, a figure that is explained by including the entire new contract signed by star player Kylian Mbappé, and which justifies the fine imposed on them by UEFA.

Why do clubs reject Ronaldo? ›

Cristiano Ronaldo was reportedly offered to top European clubs for just £80,000 per week, only for no potential suitors to take Manchester United up on the offer. The Portugal international, 37, left United by mutual agreement in November after criticising the club during an interview with Piers Morgan.

Why Mbappe and Neymar are not friends anymore? ›

The timeline of the Mbappe and Neymar feud

L'Equipe report that the start of the disagreement between Neymar and Mbappe allegedly occurred during the summer, when PSG were considering the transfer of the Brazilian, with Neymar believing that Mbappe was actively trying to force him out of the club.

Who rejected Ronaldo from PSG? ›

Cristiano Ronaldo was offered to PSG by his agent Jorge Mendes, but the French champions rejected the possibility of signing him, sources told ESPN.

Why is PSG the best team in the world? ›

They are the reigning champions of Ligue 1 and they are also some of the biggest names in football too. Their formidable approach helps to make them one of the top names when it comes to football, and this is especially the case when you look at their very impressive roster.

What PSG owner said about Messi? ›

Speaking on the eve of the World Cup final, in which Messi will be looking to crown his career with the one trophy that has so far evaded him, Al-Khelaifi reaffirmed his belief that Messi will remain beyond this summer. 'I confirm a thousand times that Leo Messi is very happy with PSG,' he told RMC Sport.

Why PSG has so much money? ›

PSG's strong financial position has been sustained by the club's Qatari owners; the team's on-pitch success; high-profile signings, including Zlatan Ibrahimović, Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi; and lucrative sponsorship deals with the Qatar Tourism Authority, Nike, Air Jordan, Accor and Qatar Airways.

Did Messi miss penalty against PSG? ›

Lionel Messi blew a golden opportunity to open the scoring for PSG against Real Madrid as his penalty kick was saved by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. The clash of the Champions League titans was deadlocked at 0-0 when seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Messi had a chance from the spot.

Why is Messi missing games? ›

WHAT THEY SAID: PSG announced in a statement: "Suffering inflammation in the Achilles tendon, Leo Messi will remain in care as a precaution.

Did Messi fail in PSG? ›

Lionel Messi has equaled an unwanted record from 12 years ago as he failed to register a single shot on goal in PSG's shock 1-0 defeat to Nice.

Did Messi get out of PSG? ›

Lionel Messi has not agreed to renew his contract with Paris Saint Germain. The recently-crowned World Cup winner joined the Qatari-backed giants in the summer of 2021 after former club FC Barcelona failed to navigate a strict La Liga salary cap and offer him fresh terms.

Who miss most penalties Messi or Ronaldo? ›

With Barcelona, Lionel missed the largest number of penalty kicks, as he missed 25 penalty kicks with the Catalan team. On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo fell into the trap of wasting more penalty kicks than Lionel Messi, as the Portuguese star missed 29 penalty kicks.

Which player has never missed a penalty? ›

Ledio Pano (50+)

Midfielder Ledio Pano is one of the only players in football history to take over 40 penalties and score every single one of them. The likes of Herea can be debated with a lack of official data, while players like Rickie Lambert and Le Tissier ended up missing towards the end of their careers.

Why is Ronaldo missing a game? ›

"Ronaldo has a gastritis and did not train today in order to recover and rest," Portugal coach Fernando Santos said.

Why does Messi walk in a game? ›

His penchant for walking is not a symptom of indolence or entitlement; it's a practice that reveals supreme footballing intelligence and a commitment to the efficient expenditure of energy. Also, it's a ruse—the greatest con job in the history of the game.

What cup is Messi missing? ›

As incredible as it may sound, there is only one major competition that Messi has played in and not won since he turned professional almost two decades ago: the Coupe de France.

Has Messi lost a Champions League final? ›

Fact: Messi has never lost a UCL Final. Mazreku Florian and 952 others like this.

How long will Messi stay PSG? ›

However, no negotiations have taken place between Messi and PSG over extending his contract, which is due to expire in June 2023 with the option of a further year.

Are Pique and Messi friends? ›

The Shakira and Antonela Roccuzzo part

Nuria was a friend of Messi's wife, Antonela Roccuzzo. During the years after, Messi and Pique continued to have a good relationship.

What did Messi say about Ronaldo joining PSG? ›

Lionel Messi's feelings on Cristiano Ronaldo joining him at PSG as transfer fate sealed. Lionel Messi has previously admitted he'd like to call Cristiano Ronaldo a team-mate, but as the 37-year-old former Manchester United star heads to Saudi Arabia, that day isn't likely to come any time soon.

Will Ronaldo join PSG? ›

"The three players that we have [Messi, Neymar and Mbappe], it's very difficult, but I wish him all the best. He's fantastic and he's still an amazing player," the PSG president told Sky News. Instead of Ronaldo, it appears that Al-Khelaifi will set his recruitment team the task of brining Jude Bellingham to Paris.


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