Lionel Messi despite not being helpful as PSG fans but the Ligue 1 giants are still on track for a record-tying 10th French title after edging off fierce rivals Marseille.
Duje Caleta-Car bundled the ball in from a corner to cancel off Neymar’s early opening for PSG.
And Kylian Mbappe’s penalty in first-half stoppage time was enough for the hosts to win for the third time in a row.
With six games remaining, PSG has a 15-point lead over second-placed Marseille and can claim the title next weekend.
Neymar scored his 11th goal of the season for PSG, and his sixth in three games, with an acrobatic finish following Marco Verratti’s chipped ball into the Marseille box.
After viewing the pitchside monitor, the referee awarded them a penalty for handball.
VAR denied goals by Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe for offside.
After the on-loan Arsenal defender turned in a free-kick by former West Ham forward Dmitri Payet, VAR chalked out a late equalizer for Marseille due to a questionable offside call against William Saliba.
Messi at PSG this season
Following his shocking departure from Barcelona last summer, Messi has struggled to adjust to life in Paris Saint-Germain.
In 27 domestic appearances for the French side this season, the Argentine superstar, who has built a career on his spectacular goalscoring statistics, has only scored three times.
After making his own comeback at the Nou Camp this season, Messi’s former teammate Alves has urged him to return to the club. Messi will turn 35 in the summer.
Lionel Messi was a huge success at Barcelona, and full-back Alves was an integral component of many of the 23 titles they won together at the Nou Camp.
According to rumors, the Argentine superstar has struggled to settle in Paris and at the club.
He has also failed to win over the fans, who have booed him in games since PSG’s Champions League Round of 16 loss to Real Madrid.
As Carlo Ancelotti’s team battled back from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 on aggregate, Messi was unable to make an impression in either match.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has previously refused to exclude out Messi’s or Andres Iniesta’s return to the club, despite the fact that both have been playing for Vissel Kobe in Japan since 2018.