Lionel Messi and Neymar forced to apologize to PSG Ultra after Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich

Lionel Mes­si and Ney­mar topped the list of play­ers to apol­o­gize to the club’s Ultras after their Cham­pi­ons League defeat to Bay­ern Munich.

The home side were on the back foot for most of the match at the Parc des Princes and Kings­ley Coman scored ear­ly in the sec­ond half to seal the first leg of the last 16. The result leaves Christophe Galtier’s team on the back foot head­ing into next mon­th’s sec­ond leg.

So far this year, they have lost five in all com­pe­ti­tions and are on the verge of end­ing the sea­son after anoth­er dis­ap­point­ing per­for­mance in Europe.

In the past six weeks, PSG have lost Ligue 1 to Lens, Rennes and Mona­co, and were knocked out of the Coupe de France in Mar­seille last week. It was also brought into a draw at home to Lance.

For that rea­son, there was a slight­ly uncom­fort­able atmos­phere between the play­ers and the fans who con­tin­ued to cheer for Bay­ern from begin­ning to end. Yet the Ger­man team out­per­formed their oppo­nents for most of the match.

Julian Nagels­man­n’s side dom­i­nat­ed the first 70 min­utes, but the dom­i­nance was only reflect­ed in Coman’s goal. The intro­duc­tion of Kylian Mbappe, who had been side­lined due to a recent mus­cle injury, helped turn the tide for PSG in the final stages of the game.

How­ev­er, the goal was checked for off­side by VAR and was cor­rect­ly ruled out.

After the game, Mes­si and Ney­mar stayed on the pitch with PSG’s squad to speak to the club’s Ultras. It was an apol­o­gy for their per­for­mance and defeat, and a feel­ing of grat­i­tude to the club fans who sup­port­ed them through­out the match.

PSG have nev­er lift­ed the Cham­pi­ons League in their his­to­ry and los­ing to Bay­ern Munich in the 2020 final, with for­mer acad­e­my play­er Coman scor­ing again, was their best result in the com­pe­ti­tion so far.

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