PARIS Saint-Germain beat bottom club Brodeaux 3-0 in Lgue 1 on Sunday (13/3), as Les Parisien fans booed their favorite players, including Lionel Messi and Neymar after their Champions League flop.
In that match in the French capital, only Kylian Mbappe, who scored when PSG were eliminated by Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League, escaped the insults of the home fans.
In the match against Bordeaux, Mbappe scored again with two other PSG goals scored by Neymar and Leandro Paredes.
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PSG are 15 points clear of second-placed Nice and are on course to equal Saint-Etienne’s record 10 Ligue 1 titles. However, the anger of their supporters was evident in the match against Bordeaux.
Messi gets the worst ridicule of his career. He was mocked by his own supporters every time he touched the ball.
PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino said his players were sad to see the treatment of their supporters towards them.
“There is no one who loves PSG who doesn’t feel frustrated with what happened in the Champions League. However, the players are very sad to have an afternoon like this at the Parc des Princes,” said Pochettino.
“Messi and Neymar? Everything is affected. We understand the feeling of disappointment and frustration because we also feel it,” he continued.
This season, PSG only has a chance to win the title in Ligue 1.
“We are satisfied with the performance tonight. The team responded to the disappointment in the Champions League with a perfect performance which led to a 3-0 victory,” said Pochettino.
Meanwhile, PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe insists all PSG players are responsible for the failure in the Champions League.
“We are all responsible. We are a team and we support each other in good times and bad. This is a time to unite,” he stressed.
Earlier, Saturday (12/3), a group of hardline PSG supporters demanded that PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi resign after the Ligue 1 club were knocked out of the Champions League. (AFP/OL-1)