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Messi snubs Pochettino after being subbed off during PSG home debut

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Lionel Messi snubbed a hand shake from  Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, after being taken off during their game against Lyon on Sunday.

The 34-year-old is yet to score for the Ligue 1 side since he arrived as a free agent from Barcelona.

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Messi only made his first PSG start in Wednesday’s Champions League opener against Club Brugges and the game ended 1-1.

Against Lyon, Messi started in a No.10 position with Neymar to his left, Angel Di Maria to his right and Kylian Mbappe leading the line.

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Shortly after the Argentine hit the crossbar with a 30-yard free kick, PSG were hit by a sucker punch early in the second half.

Karl Toko Ekambi raced down the left wing and crossed for Lucas Paqueta to make it 1-0.

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Neymar equalized shortly after the penalty spot.

Messi had noticeably tired during the second half, but was surprised and noticeably unimpressed when his No.30 was shown on 75 minutes, as Pochettino brought on Achraf Hakimi.




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