Lionel Messi Had A Disappointing Farewell As He Was Booed By Fans In PSG 2-3 Loss to Clermont

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Lionel Messi was booed again by PSG fans during his farewell game for Paris Saint-Germain.

Lionel Messi booed
Lionel Messi

The legendary Argentine footballer and World Cup hero has had an unfortunate period while playing in the French capital.

According to reports, Lionel Messi will be leaving PSG at the end of this month.

PSG manager Christophe Galtier confirmed that Messi would be departing the club this summer before their last game of the season.

On Saturday night, June 3rd, Messi played his final game for the Ligue 1 champions in their home match against Clermont.

Unfortunately, the game ended in a 3-2 disappointing defeat for the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.

Although Messi has won consecutive Ligue 1 titles, he has been unable to secure the coveted Champions League trophy that PSG desire since his arrival two seasons ago.

His superb contributions to the club didn’t stop PSG fans from raining abuses on Messi both during the match and the trophy presentation when his name was announced through the loudspeakers.

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How PSG lost to Clermont

In the 16th minute, Sergio Ramos, who is also leaving PSG, scored the opening goal for the French giant.

Soon after, Kylian Mbappe scored the second goal from the penalty spot.

However, Clermont managed to score a goal through Johan Gastien.

After Grejohn Kyei missed a penalty, Mehdi Zeffane equalized the score.

Messi faced criticism once again for missing a sitter after Mbappe had sent a nice pass to him.

Lionel Messi booed
Messi was jeered before kick-off and again after missing a sitter

Kyei took advantage of the situation and scored to secure Clermont’s 3-2 victory.

Meanwhile, Messi received criticism from PSG fans following his unapproved trip to Saudi Arabia with his family last month.

The Argentine football maestro received a two-week ban before issuing an apology to the club.

Lionel Messi bid PSG farewell

Lionel Messi bid PSG farewell

Before leaving, Messi said goodbye to PSG, a club where he has continued to win trophies throughout his illustrious career.

He expressed his gratitude by saying: “I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the club, the city of Paris, and its people for the wonderful two years I have spent here.”

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“I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.”

Lionel Messi’s stats at PSG.

In 2021, Messi joined PSG as a free agent following his departure from Barcelona.

During his time at Barcelona, the seven-time Ballon d’Or holder played in 778 matches across all competitions.

Lionel Messi booed

And since joining PSG, he has scored a total of 32 goals across all competitions for the club.

Lionel Messi will depart from the French capital having won two Ligue 1 titles.

What’s next for Lionel Messi?

There have been reports of a potential move to Saudi Arabia, but a return to Camp Nou is more likely to happen.

After winning the Ligue1 championship for the second consecutive season, Messi chose to snub the team’s celebrations to attend a Coldplay concert in his beloved city of Barcelona.

The forward is expected to make a remarkable comeback to Camp Nou where he achieved a remarkable record of scoring 672 goals in 778 games, and won 10 titles including four Champions Leagues.

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