Lionel Messi and Neymar both had similar seasons so far this year. For one, Messi (Argentina) and Neymar (Brazil) have shined with their respective national teams in 2022 CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying play.
Paris Saint-Germain headed to the Stade Vélodrome for the latest edition of Le Classique against Olympique de Marseille. One of the players that needed to hit the ground running for the capital club to come out with a victory on the road is Neymar Jr. The 29-year-old played 83 minutes, but the Brazil international didn’t factor much.
For goalkeeper Keylor Navas, the 0-0 draw in the latest edition of Le Classique between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille didn’t see the 34-year-old do much, making one save. Marseille had 15 shots, but only one being on target and nine being off-target.
The latest installment of the Le Classique saw Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille play to a 0-0 draw at the Stade Vélodrome. Both teams had goals waived off by Video Assistant Referee, and neither side could finish any scoring chances.
Lionel Messi continued his scoreless start to the Ligue 1 season following Paris Saint-Germain’s away fixture against Olympique de Marseille. Although Messi recorded two shots on target in the match, he still was not able to find the back of the net.
Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille played to a 0-0 draw at the Stade Vélodrome in the latest installment of Le Classique. The capital club opened the scoring, following an own-goal, but Video Assistant Referee would waive off the goal.
Along with Lionel Messi, Achraf Hakimi appeared in his first Le Classique, but he didn’t see the full 90 minutes. In the second half, Olympique de Marseille broke through the Paris Saint-Germain defense and Cengiz Ünder found himself clear on goal.
Over the FIFA international break this month, a clip from Neymar Jr.’s documentary made its way onto various social media platforms. In it, the 29-year-old stated that the World Cup in Qatar next year could be his last. Neymar added discussed the mental strength needed to play for both club and country.
On Sunday, two marquee matchups will see two rivalry matches between FC Barcelona-Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain-Olympique de Marseille. This El Clasico will be the first between the two Spanish sides having either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. As a result, it doesn’t have the star power to bring in the casual fan.
Over the past week, the dominant story off the pitch for Paris Saint-Germain has been the public marital issues between striker Mauro Icardi and his agent/wife, Wanda Nara. Icardi’s marriage problems caused the 28-year-old to miss this week’s UEFA Champions League match against RB Leipzig.
Paris Saint-Germain supporters won’t be able to attend Le Classique at the Stade Vélodrome aganist Olympique de Marseille. Mauricio Pochettino’s squad will be in a hostile environment, where everyone in the stadium is rooting against them.
Paris Saint-Germain striker, Neymar, evidently loves a bit of showboating, but not if it comes at his expense. Many times we’ve seen the Brazilian flick balls over the heads of opponents, or use incredible skills to bamboozle any defender that is in his way.