Footage shows Lionel Messi in ‘disbelief’ after Kylian Mbappe bumped into him at the weekend.
While playing against Montpellier in Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi didn’t appear to be too happy when teammate Kylian Mbappe collided with him.
On Saturday night, Christophe Galtier’s team triumphed 5-2, earning all three points as a result of goals from Falaye Sacko (OG), Neymar (two), Kylian Mbappe, and Renato Sanches.
However, events unrelated to the score and a few involving goal scorer Mbappe cast a shadow over the outcome.
After Saturday’s outcome, Brazilian forward Neymar ‘liked’ several tweets that were critical of Kylian Mbappe after the Frenchman missed a first-half penalty.
Twenty minutes later, PSG was awarded another penalty, which was easily converted by Neymar after a brief conversation with Mbappe, who appeared to want to take another penalty.
After the game ended, teammates had to separate the two players in the home dressing room, according to reports.
Since then, footage showing the events leading up to that contentious penalty incident has surfaced.
As seen in the video down below, Mbappe runs toward Neymar after the penalty was given, calling his name as he does so.
Fans, however, have caught the occasion when Mbappe crosses paths with Lionel Messi while traveling.
Mbappe’s ego is getting way too annoying. Man pushed Messi then went to argue for the penalty, right after he missed one.
Needs to get humbled pic.twitter.com/xFh5U9E6o5
— Ziad is NOT in pain (@Ziad_EJ) August 14, 2022
The fact that the Frenchman doesn’t notice the bump suggests that it might have been an accident while Messi turns around and appears a little perplexed by what just happened. How do you feel?
L’Equipe reports that Mbappe and Neymar will meet with manager Christophe Galtier and sporting director Luis Campos of Paris Saint-Germain to discuss their recent disagreements.
Mbappe appeared to stop running during a counterattack in a separate incident during Saturday’s game.
Vitinha had the option of passing to Mbappe on the left or Lionel Messi on the right when he brought the ball out from behind.
Instead, the Portuguese midfielder chose to pass the ball to Messi, and Mbappe threw his hands in the air before slackening his pace.
After the final whistle, Christophe Galtier, the manager of Paris Saint-Germain, downplayed the incident.
He admitted to Canal Plus, “I knew it was going to be tough on a physical level for him. Kylian played his last game three weeks ago.
He is an opponent. Although a top football player is not on and off like that; it takes some time for him to fully recover his athletic abilities. He wants to be good and wants to be good quickly.
“He will contribute even more when he is fully effective. These are the kind of players who attack and like to score. It’s understandable for him to feel frustrated about his physical disadvantage compared to his teammates.”