Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe unsurprisingly took centre stage on Saturday, as Paris Saint-Germain romped to their latest three-point haul.
Mauricio Pochettino’s troops marked their return to action a short time ago, making the trip to The Stade de la Mosson for a meeting with Montpellier.
And, despite having long wrapped up the Ligue 1 title, the evening’s visitors showcased little mercy en route to an eventual 4-0 triumph.
The aforementioned Messi stole the headlines early on, bagging a brace including the following trademark finish from Kylian Mbappe’s sumptuous assist:
Kylian Mbappé that is naughty!! 😮💨
Incredible pass from PSG’s Prince to find Messi, who takes it round the keeper for a cool finish 💫
Champagne football 🥂 pic.twitter.com/m1UneSPUqE
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 14, 2022
Angel Di Maria, standing in for the suspended Angel Di Maria, was next on target, before Mbappe turned goalscorer to round out the scoring on the hour mark, slotting home from the penalty spot in typically confident fashion.
Despite his brace on the night amid a comfortable 90 minutes all round for PSG, though, many of the Lionel Messi fan club were nevertheless quick to express their frustrations post-match.
This came owing to the actions of his attacking partner in crime.
With Messi just a goal off a first-ever Ligue 1 hat-trick amid a disappointing debut season in Paris, the Argentine’s avid supporters were left livid upon Mbappe, and not Messi, stepping up to take responsibility from the penalty spot in the 2nd-half.
Just some of the social media backlash, in turn, is showcased below:
Should’ve given it to Messi
— Ziad is back in pain (@Ziad_EJ) May 14, 2022
— James 🏴 (@JxmesAVFC) May 14, 2022
— Ãshî – depressed rcb fan (@MN_GamerYT) May 14, 2022
@KMbappe you’re selfish af.
— Rohan Chowdhury (@TheRohan22) May 14, 2022
Mbape is clueless he should have given the penalty to Messi I don’t like that guy
— Cizko_7️⃣👑 (@Cizko7_) May 14, 2022
Even if you won the penalty,give it to Messi to have a hat-trick in PSG shirt.selfish player & jealous player
— Mr.Chidi Richard🌿 (@ChidiRichard8) May 14, 2022
WHY DONT U LET MESSI TAKE THE PEN SO HE CAN GET HIS HATTRICK. UR ALREADY GONNA WIN. WHAT IS WRONG WITH U SELFISH USELESS DUSTED CLUB
— Ronaldo is my wife (@PenaldosHusband) May 14, 2022
This team got no love for each other…just bunch of selfish pigs…messi is in the wrong place tbh…
— orchard (@orchardkgv) May 14, 2022