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Messi vs Pochettino: DT took out the crack, who went to the bank with an annoyed face and hardly greeted him


Leo left when there were still 15 minutes left and the team had to go for the win. Watch the video of their reaction.

09/19/2021 17:56

  • Clarí

  • sports

Updated 9/19/2021 5:56 PM

It is known that it

is almost an unwritten law

in the teams in which Lionel Messi plays: a match that begins with the Argentine on the court, a match that

ends with the Argentine on the court


Mauricio Pochettino, however, did not notice too much on that issue and neither seemed much interested in

the context:

he decided to

take the



when Paris Saint-Germain was

tied with Lyon and was 15 minutes ahead to try for the win.

The man from Rosario left exactly 30 minutes into the second half for

Achraf Hakimi to



A rather strange change considering that the Moroccan is a defender, that PSG was barely equalizing at home and, what has been said, that


rarely goes out unless he is chatted with the coach beforehand or that, of course, mediate some physical difficulty.

Could it be the case?

The Argentine's face on the pitch was eloquent: he

barely touched Pochettino with his hand, almost without wanting to greet him, and made a gesture

that showed that he did not understand the replacement question too much.

Messi looks incredulous at the side of the field: he learns that he must leave the field.


Messi's reaction when leaving the exchange.

- Ricardo Cariño (@ricardocarino) September 19, 2021

At the bench, the Argentine did not change his gaze either and

he was not the only one to look surprised


In an image that shows him already sitting next to Leandro Paredes, the midfielder, also Argentine, can be seen opening his hands as if trying to understand the change while chatting with


Leandro Paredes talks to Messi.

The exBoca steering wheel didn't seem to understand the change either.

Photo Twitter

In strictly terms of results,

the play ended up going well



because the next modification was to put Mauro Icardi in the place of Angel Di María and it was the Argentine striker who scored PSG's second goal, agonizingly, with a header. which ended up being the winning goal.

But it was clear that Messi did not like leaving the field and the image he gave at the end of the game also added to that unequivocal feeling: he did not

celebrate the goal

or the triumph of his team and went to the locker room with a grim gesture, such as it had come out to be replaced.

How will the incipient relationship between the star and the coach leave this change?

Will there be a later talk?

What will the coach say at the press conference?

All questions whose answers, for now, are in the air.

Look also

Pochettino took Messi out, put Icardi on and it went well: Mauro scored the goal of the agonizing triumph of Paris Saint Germain

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Source: clarin

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