(EFE) – Without luck (another shot to the crossbar, the second this week), substituted when the game was dying and showed a draw on the scoreboard, Lionel Messi did not live a brilliant day with Paris Saint-Germain, who won him 2 -1 to Olympique Lyon with a goal on the hour of Mauro Icardi that settled in the leadership to the set of Mauricio Pochettino.
The magical night of Messi that they await in the Park of the Princes will have to wait. As almost always, the Argentine player performed at a good level, but not enough that they want in Paris. Little by little he tries to acclimatize and in his third game with the French team shirt he went unmarked again. In addition, he was replaced by Achraf in the 76th minute. He left with a serious face. He didn’t seem happy.
Between Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, with the saving appearance of Icardi, PSG managed to carry out a complicated match in which Lucas Paquetá generated anxiety in his rival after opening the scoring for Lyon at the beginning of the second half.
Neymar, a constant nuisance to his rivals, threw the team on his back. In the first act, he assisted Messi, who failed in a heads-up against Anthony Lopes and then was in charge of tying from the penalty spot.
Messi, like against Bruges in the UEFA Champions League, also hit the crossbar on one of his attempts. With a masterful free kick, he sent a shot to the corner before the break. It was his clearest opportunity to score his first goal in the ranks of PSG, but it had to be Neymar, later, who managed to put out the fire generated by Lyon.
Still, the draw was not enough for a team that has to win everything. Icardi, who jumped onto the field for Ángel Di María to fight the last 10 minutes, found an assist from Mbappé because he did not waste it. The 2-1 unleashed the madness in the Park of the Princes. It was the minute 94 and, just after, the referee whistled the end. PSG suffered, but imposed logic as Messi celebrated the victory off the pitch.