PSG striker Lionel Messi refused to shake hands with the head coach of the team Mauricio Pochettino after being replaced in the match of the sixth round of the French championship against Lyon, Trend reports with reference to Lenta.ru.
The meeting took place at the Parc des Presses stadium in Paris and ended with a score of 2: 1 in favor of the hosts. In the 76th minute, Messi was replaced by midfielder Ashraf Hakimi. Leaving the field, the Argentine turned away, refusing to shake hands with Pochettino. At that time, the score in the match was equal: Lyon midfielder Lucas Paketa (54th minute) and PSG forward Neymar from the penalty spot (66th) distinguished themselves. The final score was set by forward Mauro Icardi in the 90th minute.
On September 18, L’Equipe released information on Messi’s salary. The 34-year-old’s baseline earnings have been reported to be € 30 million per year after taxes, including one million in crypto.
Messi became a PSG footballer on 10 August. He played three matches in all tournaments, was not marked by effective actions and earned a yellow card.