This Wednesday, March 8, there was a new elimination of Paris Saint-Germain in the Uefa Champions League. Lionel Messi’s team fell on their visit to Bayern Munich and finally lost 3-0 on aggregate in the round of 16 against the German team. For this reason, criticism of the French did not wait from the sports press around the world.
PSG is obsessed with winning the European Champions League, so every year they invest in having the best players in the world to be able to meet their continental goal. However, neither the arrival of Lionel Messi, nor the permanence of Kylian Mbappé, nor having Neymar and Sergio Ramos in their team, have caused the French team to end their European bad streak in the Champions League.
And it is that in the two Champions that the best player in the world has played, PSG has been eliminated in the round of 16. The year immediately before against Real Madrid and this 2023 against Bayern Munich. What has meant that journalism does not forgive the Argentine team and criticism does not wait after confirming a new international elimination.
One of the first journalists to criticize the elimination of PSG was the Argentine Martín Liberman, recognized for being one of the main critics of Lionel Messi in the Argentine National Team. The communicator wrote on his Twitter account: “Another resounding failure for PSG. Minor league, soulless team. Constellation of stars, without a guide and without a course. Luckily, money can’t do everything!”
Another of the Argentines who criticized the elimination of the French team was the rapporteur Pablo Giralt, who published a photo of Messi and Mbappé and wrote on his social networks “: PSG eliminated from the Champions League. When there is no team, not even with the best in the world is enough”.
For his part in Colombia, Carlos Antonio Vélez, one of the biggest critics of Lionel Messi in the country, directly criticized the Argentine for the elimination of his team in the Champions League round of 16: “One more elimination! Messi has been uninterrupted in all the eliminations of his teams in the last 8 years of the Champions League. With Barcelona and PSG he has appeared in the photo of the defeat. (They still give him the Ballon d’Or and The Best) (statistics only)”, wrote the controversial sports journalist.
A New Failure
Paris Saint-Germain registered this Wednesday, March 8, a new failure in Europe and was eliminated in the round of 16 of the Champions League for the second consecutive year, after losing 2-0 against Bayern Munich (3-0 in global) as a visitor.
Without Neymar injured, Messi and Mbappé faded as the minutes progressed and elimination drew closer, especially after the Cameroonian, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, scored the first goal of the game after 61 minutes of the complementary part . The score was decided by Serge Gnabry in stoppage time.
Far from the level that can be expected from a squad built from scratch and with many of the best players in the world, the French team was clearly inferior to the German team during the 180 minutes of the tie.