Champions League

Club Brugge's Keeper Simon Mignolet Takes Sly Dig at Lionel Messi & PSG Following 1-1 Draw in UCL

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi failed to find the back of the net in his Champions League debut for PSG
Lionel Messi failed to find the back of the net in his Champions League debut for PSG / Soccrates Images/Getty Images
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Current Club Brugge and former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet has taken a sly dig at Paris Saint-Germain and Lionel Messi following their 1-1 draw with the French giants in their opening game of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

There was a lot of excitement among PSG fans as Messi was deployed alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in attack for the first time since his move to the French capital and while the Argentinian tried his best, he could not find the back of the net.

PSG took the lead early on through Ander Herrera, but Brugge hit back courtesy of a striker from Hans Vanaken in the 27th minute, and their goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet confirmed that the opposition side barely troubled him on the night.

"I didn't really have much work to do. We played very well collectively. We didn't give an incredible attack chances. You cannot mark them one-on-one, they have so much quality to beat their man. We tried to defend collectively to not leave them any space. I made two, three saves, not very difficult ones at that," he said post the game.

While it is a definite setback for Mauricio Pochettino's side, there is no doubt that Messi and co will come good as the season progresses.

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