Messi’s PSG farewell spoiled by boos and loss

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Messi’s Last Walk in Parc des Princes

In a surprising turn of events, Lionel Messi’s final game for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) was met with boos from the crowd. Despite his contributions to the team, including helping Argentina win the World Cup, Messi’s form has dipped in recent months, leading to a shift in the crowd’s sentiment.

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The Final Game

The final game for Messi was a home defeat against Clermont, with a scoreline of 3-2. The crowd at Parc des Princes booed Messi when his name was announced before the game. However, Messi, ever the professional, walked onto the field with a smile, holding his three children’s hands. He thanked the club, the city of Paris, and its people for the two years he spent with them.

Messi’s Achievements at PSG

During his two seasons at PSG, Messi won two French leagues and the French Champions Trophy. He also contributed 32 goals and 35 assists in all competitions. His 496th career league goal broke Cristiano Ronaldo’s scoring record for Europe’s top five leagues. Despite these achievements, Messi did not sign the contract extension offered by PSG and is now linked with a move to a Saudi club.

The Future for Messi

Messi’s future has been the subject of much speculation, with a source close to him revealing that he received a formal offer to join Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal next season. Another possible option is Inter Miami, although they wouldn’t be able to match the Saudi offer of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Messi’s Legacy

Messi spent most of his career at Barcelona, winning them 10 La Liga titles, 7 Copa del Rey titles, 4 UEFA Champions League titles, and 3 Club World Cup titles. With Argentina, he won the 2021 Copa America and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. On an individual level, Messi won the Balloon d’Or 7 times, 3 FIFA Men’s player, and 10 player of the year awards.

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