Paris Saint-Germain suffered a second home defeat in a row Sunday, falling 1-0 to Lyon as their World Cup winning superstar Lionel Messi was jeered by a section of supporters.
After losing 2-0 at home to Rennes two weeks ago, it was Lyon’s Bradley Barcola who inflicted the latest loss for PSG at the Parc des Princes.
The goal by Barcola — who had come on as replacement for injured Amin Sarr — made up for a missed penalty by Alexandre Lacazette in the first half.
It is the Parisians’ fifth Ligue 1 loss this season, all of them in 2023, and leaves Christophe Galtier’s side just six points ahead of both second-placed Lens and Marseille in third.
The night started in controversial circumstances.
As the team line-ups were announced over the loudspeaker, whistling greeted Messi’s name in one part of the stadium.
Fans in another area, however, shouted in response “Messi”.
Messi, 35, is nearing the end of his two-year contract with the Paris club.
Talks have begun on a possible renewal but he has also been linked with a return to Barcelona. Read more