Messi and Neymar booed by angry PSG fans after Champions League humiliation

Star forwards jeered after Real Madrid defeat

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Paris Saint-Germain superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar were booed by home supporters in their first game since the Champions League defeat by Real Madrid.

Even when Brazil striker Neymar scored the second goal in the 3-0 win against rock-bottom Bordeaux, the fans continued to jeer him. And when Messi embarked on a trademark run from deep and hit the post, he got barracked like never before in his career.

Kylian Mbappe, scorer of the opening goal, was the only player spared the anger of the crowd when the team names were read out.

The Parisians hold a 15-point lead over second-placed Nice and are on track to equal Saint-Etienne's record of 10 French titles, but the frustration of their home fans spilled over. They want success in Europe and after being knocked out of the French Cup few weeks ago, coach Mauricio Pochettino is widely expected to be replaced next season.

They have not forgiven Messi, their star summer signing, for being part of the collapse against Real Madrid in midweek which saw them exit the Champions League.

Mbappe had scored the goal that put PSG two up with less than 30 minutes to play in Madrid. Then the French club capitulated, letting in three goals in 17 minutes. It was the fourth time in six seasons PSG crashed out in the last 16.

Ligue 1 remains Pochettino's team's only objective for the rest of season.

On the pitch, Mbappe responded by blasting in the first goal, picking up a Georginio Wijnaldum cross in a move also involving Messi for the World Cup winner's 15th goal of the season in Ligue 1.

Neymar added a second seven minutes after the break with Messi again sending through for Achraf Hakimi, who teed up the Brazilian to finish off.

Leandro Paredes got on the scoresheet for the first time this season after an hour, blasting the ball into the top of the net.

Updated: March 13, 2022, 3:10 PM
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