Watch Leo Messi’s Heart Melting Reaction After Mbappe’s Shocking Penalty Misses
- Kylian Mbappe, who scored a hattrick of penalties in the 2022 World Cup final, missed from the spot twice against Montpellier
- His evening went from bad to worse when he sustained an injury, which will rule him out for three weeks
- Nonetheless, his inability to convert drew sympathy from teammate Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi was on target as Paris Saint-Germain secured a hard-fought win over Montpellier.
Messi's goal in the 3-1 victory on Wednesday was historic in nature, eclipsing yet another record held by his rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
His sublime strike after being set up by Fabian Ruiz was his 697th goal to become the player with the most club goals in Europe's top five leagues, the Sun reports.
Aside from his record-breaking feat, Messi was filmed in a heart-melting moment earlier in the game.
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In a video making the rounds on social media, seen by Sports Brief, Messi was captured reacting to Kylian Mbappe's dumbfounding miss from the spot.
The World Cup winner's instant shock stemmed from Mbappe's inability to score from 12 yards on two occasions while also inexplicably spurning a rebound, per Sportsmanor.
Here is the video of Messi's reaction:
What's next for Messi?
After surpassing Ronaldo as the most prolific footballer in Europe's top five leagues, the 35-year-old will hope to inspire PSG to back-to-back wins when they face Toulouse on Saturday, February 4.
Messi breaks another Ronaldo record
Lionel Messi continued to underpin his GOAT reputation over long-term rival Cristiano Ronaldo after smashing another record previously held by the Portuguese.
The Paris Saint-Germain star was on target on Wednesday in their 3-1 over Montpellier to go five points clear at the top of Ligue 1.
It was the 35-year-old's 697th goal in the top five European leagues, surpassing the record of his long-term nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mbappe misses back-to-back penalties
Sports Brief earlier reported that Kylian Mbappe missed from the spot on two occasions in Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 game against Montpellier on Wednesday evening.
Mbappe, who scored a hat-trick of penalties in the World Cup final, uncharacteristically missed his effort from 12 yards on two occasions.
The 24-year-old had the opportunity to put PSG ahead after just seven minutes, per Marca.
Source: Sports Brief News