Messi, the huge affront to the team
Seen from Argentina, the Champion of Champions trophy decided by L’Equipe for Lionel Messi has a very special flavor.
Argentina in memory. In response to reactions to the champion of champions trophy decided by Lionel Messi by The Team this Friday. With the victory of the Albiceleste at the World Cup, the Parisian playmaker crushed the ballot with no less than 804 points, ultimately beating Kylian Mbappé and Rafael Nadal.
Like everything related to Lionel Messi, the trophy had a certain echo in Argentina and the daily Olé took the opportunity to recall the crime of lèse majesté committed by The Team towards the sevenfold Ballon d’Or last winter. Despite PSG’s victory, the sports daily had indeed translated the score of 3 to the Argentinian after the first leg of the round of 16 against Real Madrid. An affront that is not forgotten in the land of world champions.
The Argentine daily does not fail to recall that if Lionel Messi had indeed missed a penalty in front of Thibaut Courtois, he had not received less than three goal balls from Neymar and Kylian Mbappé. And to point out that the Times had translated a 7 to Lionel Messi for his performance. And Olé to give the reason for this bad mark. » The editorial line of the newspaper tends to defend a national preference against any foreign influence, so much so that it has reviewed Qatari investments in PSG and is particularly demanding with its onerous foreign contracts. writes the daily.