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Opinion: 2 Factors That Prove Lionel Messi Could Win UCL In 2021-2022 Despite Yesterday's Draw

According to reports, Mauricio Pochettino's team failed to win their first Champions League game of 2021-2022, as they were forced to settle for a point-share with Club Brugge on Tuesday. In fairness to PSG, they were quite balanced yesterday night, but the Belgian team was extremely defensive throughout the entire game. As a result, the Ligue 1 club has fallen behind Manchester City in the group-stage standings.

Because the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Lionel Messi all started together in the front row, it was believed that Paris Saint-Germain would completely smash and trash their opponent yesterday night. None of them, however, scored in the game against the Red Devils, with the lone goal coming from Ander Herrera, a midfielder.

Following this, some football fans have been critical of Lionel Messi's performance yesterday night, claiming that he was underwhelming after receiving a yellow card in the process. Despite the fact that the Argentines produced numerous chances against the Belgians, their opponents were extremely protective at the back, as they had 16 shots to their opponent's six.

Meanwhile, there are two incidences that demonstrate that the 6th Ballon d'Or winner, Kylian Mbappe, might win the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain this season, despite the team's overall performance against Lyon yesterday. Obviously, Pochettino's team struggled to get off to a good start in the UCL, but these two examples demonstrate that the Argentina captain has a chance to win the trophy with the Ligue 1 side.

People's expectations of PSG have already shifted as a result of the team's failure to secure three points on Sunday. However, they will still be the strongest team in Europe's top-5 leagues in 2021-2022, because to their superior strength in defense, midfield, and attacking areas. Given the circumstances, Lionel Messi has a good chance of winning the UCL this season, based on the events listed below.

First and foremost, the 2006 Ballon d'Or winner was the winner of the Champions League in 2005/2006, following his victory with Argentina at the U20 FIFA World Cup.

Second, the Paris Saint-Germain player also won the UEFA Champions League in 2008-2009 after winning an Olympic Gold Medal with his country at the Beijing Olympics in the previous year.

According to reports, Lionel Messi always wins the UCL after Argentina has won a trophy or medal in a major competition. This has resulted in his being in contention to capture the UEFA trophy this season, having won the Copa America with his national side this past summer (see box) (2021). While this may be true, the Ligue 1 club would be able to compete at a high level in all tournaments, particularly in the UCL campaign in 2021-2022.

Without being sentimental, history usually repeats itself in the world of football, as seen by Chelsea's victory in the Champions League last season, and the fact that the majority of events that occurred in 2012 occurred again this year. Having said that, even though he had a horrible performance yesterday, PSG's No.30 has a chance to win the UEFA Champions League this season.

Do you believe Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain have a chance to win the Champions League this season?

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