Lionel Messi you can shout champion again. psg they will play Auxerre as visitors today and a victory at the Abbé-Deschamps stadium will guarantee them first place. In that case, if Lens don’t defeat Lorient, they will be champions.
Despite the boos he receives every weekend at the Parc des Princes. Beyond that, his future in France is uncertain. Apart from everything that happens in this tense context, Messi is aiming for another title. He has 41 in his entire career: 34 with Barcelona, 2 with PSG and 5 with the Argentina national team (three in the Major, the 2005 Sub 20 World Cup and the 2008 Olympics with the Sub 23).
The Argentine champion is one step away from local glory, even if it is little considering that the main objective could not be achieved: the Champions League. The match will start at 15:45 in Argentina and will be televised by ESPN.
The 2-1 defeat of Olympique de Marseille (goal by Clauss) against Lille (David and Bamba) left another rival away and did not change the scenario. Much less Nantes 0-Montpellier 3 (Ferri, Nordin and Sacko).
With two dates to go, Parisians depend on themselves, it’s clear. And Messi is announced as a starter in the team he leads Christopher Galtier.
By the way, the coach spoke at the press conference before this afternoon’s duel and is already worried about the future. Not just him, since his position is at risk; also because he knows it’s difficult to count on Messi, who wants to leave and whose contract expires next month, and Neymar, who despite having a contract signed until 2027 is another star who wants to find another destination in the summer market European.
You already know, at least, that Marquinhos will continue at the club because the renewal of the Brazilian defender’s relationship with PSG until 2028 was announced yesterday.
Galtier regretted not being able to get the most out of Mbappé, Neymar and Messi: “I barely took over, it was a goal to be able to associate them. Unfortunately, with the World Cup, injuries and tiredness, we weren’t able to take advantage of it for the whole season.”
Even so, he was satisfied with the overall work. “We played a very interesting attacking match. But it’s part of just one season,” said the 56-year-old coach.
The reality is that despite the questioning of some performances and the early elimination from the Champions League (they were excluded in the round of 16 against Bayern Munich), the French have always remained at the top of the table. Today he has 81 units, 6 more than his guard Lens and 8 more than Olympique de Marseille.
The squad full of numbers has been at the center of the criticisms that the Parisian team has received in the last year, something that had already happened in the previous season with Mauricio Pochettino. And though Galtier managed to decompress some of the pressure, he couldn’t stop history from repeating itself months later.
Auxerre, directed by Christophe Pélissie, will go with Radu; Rayan Raveloson, Julian Jeanvier, Jubal, Isaac Touré, Gideon Mensah; Youssouf Changama, Birama Touré, Han Noah Massengo; Nuno da Costa and Gauthier Hein. PSG will field Gianluigi Donnarumma; Marquinhos, Sergio Ramos, Danilo Pereira, Achraf Hakimi; Marco Verratti, Fabian Ruiz, Juan Bernat; Lionel Messi, Hugo Ekitike and Kylian Mbappe.
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