- PSG's quest to win a record-extending 15th Coupe de France title hit the rocks
- The French Cup is the only competition Messi has not won during his career
- Despite the heartbreak, the veteran was involved in a heartwarming moment
Paris Saint-Germain suffered a setback in their quest to win the Coupe de France since the 2020-21 season.
The French champions stumbled to a 2-1 loss to archrivals, Olympique Marseille on Wednesday evening.
Goals from ex-Barcelona forward, Alexis Sanchez and Ruslan Malinovsky on either side of a Sergio Ramos header, ended the cup run for Christophe Galtier's charges, per the BBC.
The French Cup remains the only competition Lionel Messi has failed to win in his glittering career.
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Nonetheless, the 35-year-old was involved in one of the most wholesome moments of the fixture.
Messi celebrates a Ramos goal
Sergio Ramos recklessly hacked a Marseille attacker in the box, giving away a penalty in the process, which was perfectly dispatched by Sanchez.
The former Real Madrid defender would redeem himself with a glorious header to put PSG level before half-time.
His goal sparked a wholesome reaction from Messi, who celebrated the goal wildly.
In the viral video, seen by Sports Brief, the Argentine lifted his hands in the air to celebrate, before rushing to join his teammates as they swarmed Ramos in joy.
Video footage of the celebration:
What's next for Messi, PSG?
After the disappointment in the French Cup, the Parisians will have to get their house in order ahead of the ensuing challenges.
PSG will first cross paths with Monaco in the Ligue 1, before tussling for supremacy in the Champions League round of 16 clash with Bayern Munich.
Ramos chooses Messi as GOAT
PSG defender, Ramos became the latest footballer to delve into the Cristiano Ronaldo versus Lionel Messi 'GOAT' debate.
The argument on who between the two football stars is the greatest of all time, has left football lovers divided for years.
After playing against Messi for over 15 years, Ramos has now admitted the Argentine is the best player football ever produced.
Messi's French Cup 'curse' continues
Messi word his favoured no. 10 jersey for only the second time with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday evening, Sports Brief also reported.
However, the shirt could not help the 35-year-old's side, who stumbled to a narrow 2-1 defeat against rivals, Olympique Marseille in the French Cup.
It marked only the second time Messi had worn his favourite shirt number, thanks to the unusual rules which govern the Coupe de France.