Video: PSG Suffer Shock Loss As Messi Miss Golden Chance in Final Match for French Champions

Video: PSG Suffer Shock Loss As Messi Miss Golden Chance in Final Match for French Champions

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
June 4, 2023 at 6:25 AM
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  • Lionel Messi's final match for PSG ended in defeat
  • The Argentine playmaker was partly to be blamed for the 3-2 loss to Clermont Foot after he missed a golden chance
  • Regardless, Messi ends his two-year stay in Paris with two Ligue 1 titles, scoring 32 goals and providing 35 assists in 74 appearances

Lionel Messi endured an anticlimax in his farewell match for Paris Saint-Germain, ending his two-year stint with the Parisians on a losing note.

Following the announcement of his departure at the end of the season, Messi was expected to crown his final match against Clermont Foot with a victory. However, it didn't go according to plan.

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Lionel Messi spurned a good chance during his final game for PSG. Photo credit: @livescore/Twitter @ESPNFC/Twitter
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PSG raced to a two-nil lead before the half-hour mark, thanks to goals from Sergio Ramos - who was also playing in his last game for the club - and talisman Kylian Mbappe.

But at half time, the visitors had turned the game on its head, drawing level before completing the comeback in the second half through French striker of Ghanaian descent Grejohn Kyei to stun the French champions at the Parc des Princes, Express reports.

Messi's missed chance

The scoreline could have read differently had Messi buried a chance which was easier to score than miss per the Argentine's high standards.

After an explosive run on the left flank by Mbappe, the Frenchman teed up his teammate, who was unmarked and had the perfect opportunity to restore PSG's lead and poetically wrap up his time in Paris on a high.

But according to GOAL, it was not meant to be as Messi skied his effort past the crossbar, summing up his disappointing last dance with the Parisians.

Here is the video:

PSG fans boo Messi again

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Lionel Messi's name was whistled at by some section of Paris Saint-Germain supporters in his final game for the club on Saturday, June 3.

Having joined the Parisian club in 2021, Messi was billed to feature in his last match for Christophe Galtier's charges following the club's announcement of his imminent departure after the end of the season.

Unfortunately for the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner, he received tough love from a section of PSG's fanbase, who jeered him as his name was announced in the starting XI.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.