France Ligue 1 matchday five saw Paris Saint-Germain come from behind to defeat Lyon at the Stade de France in a hard-fought triumph. Pochettino, the manager of Paris Saint-Germain, made only a few changes to his team's lineup for their UEFA Champions League match against Club Brugge on Wednesday. Lionel Messi made his first appearance for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Saturday, joining Neymar Junior and Kylian Mbappe in the starting lineup.
Paris Saint-goalie German's couldn't keep Lucas Paqueta's blistering rocket out of the net early in the second half, and Lyon took the lead. As Lyon's defense proved to be a stumbling block for Paris Saint-Germain, the visitors pressed for an equaliser. Lionel Messi had little impact on the game as the Lyon defense kept him at bay for the entire contest. Neymar scored the equaliser for Paris Saint-Germain German, who converted the penalty kick from the penalty spot. Lionel Messi was widely expected to take the penalty, which was ultimately taken by Neymar Junior. Lionel Messi was subsequently substituted in the 65th minute, and Mauro Icardi came on to score the game-winning goal for Paris Saint-Germain in the 93rd minute. When the manager made his decision, Lionel Messi became enraged, and he refused to shake his hand with him.
In this section, I will explain two possible explanations for Lionel Messi's behavior after being substituted:
Lionel Messi was dissatisfied with Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino after he was substituted owing to a lack of playing time at the club. Lionel Messi is yet to appear in a full match for Paris Saint-Germain, which could be a big factor in his outburst against the management on Sunday night, according to reports. In addition to not receiving the necessary passes on the field, Messi's reaction can be attributed to a lack of passing opportunities. It's possible that Lionel Messi believes his teammates haven't gotten used to his presence yet, and that they believe Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are the stars who will score the goals that are required.
When it comes to understanding him on the field of play, Lionel Messi will be hoping that his teammates do so in order for him to enjoy his three-year stint at the club.
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