Passed through against Bayern Munich, Lionel Messi and Neymar were nonetheless greeted by the Parisian ultras at the end of the meeting. An event for both men.
Lionel Messi and Neymar experienced another complicated evening on Tuesday on the lawn of the Parc des Princes. In line with their recent releases. Kylian Mbappé confined to the bench at the start of the meeting, the two men had to make people forget the absence of their teammate. Alas, despite some breakthroughs from the Argentinian, they never represented a danger for the Bavarian defense, except on a strike from the sevenfold Golden Ball at the very end of the match, countered by Benjamin Pavard.
The two former Barcelonans logically had the mask at the end of the meeting. After greeting their opponents, Lionel Messi and Neymar nonetheless accompanied their teammates, who left to greet the Auteuil stand. A very rare fact, even after victories. The two men have systematically skipped this moment of communion in recent months, preferring to go directly to the locker room. Consequence of the whistles and insults of which they had been the target, last winter, during the reception of Bordeaux, four days after the collapse of PSG against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu. If Kylian Mbappé had been applauded, Lionel Messi and Neymar had suffered a terrible bronca.
This change in attitude comes a week after a discussion between Neymar and Romain Mabille, the president of Collectif Ultras Paris, when the Parisians were preparing to join Marseille for the clash of the knockout stages of the Coupe de France. The president of the CUP had made amends, the day before, about the Brazilian. “It’s true that the banner that insults his mother, it’s hard. We were tough.” he had recognized at the microphone of France Bleu Paris.