PSG's only scorer on Benfica's lawn, Lionel Messi did not finish the match, being replaced ten minutes from time.
Not a tactical choice from Christophe Galtier, who explained after the meeting that the request came from the Argentinian himself.
“He made a sign saying that he wanted to go out, specifies the coach.
He was tired and a fresh partner was much more interesting”.
Pablo Sarabia therefore replaced the Ballon d'Or 2021 but the Spaniard could not help Paris win.
On the other hand, the earlier exit of Nuno Mendes (67th) worries the Parisian staff.
Touched in the left thigh on an acceleration, the Portuguese left side did not have the ability to walk normally when replaced by Juan Bernat.
If the muscle damage is confirmed after the exams, Mendes could miss several days or even weeks of competition.
What Christophe Galtier confirmed at a press conference after the meeting: “Nuno Mendes had a major muscular incident.
he will be forfeited for a few games.
On Saturday, PSG will be in Reims in Ligue 1, before meeting Benfica on Tuesday in the Champions League, then OM for the clasico on Sunday October 16.
Difficult to imagine the side on the ground for all this sequence.