PSG 3-0 Bordeaux: Messi and Neymar booed by own fans despite win

Neymar scored but was also booed by PSG fans

Lionel Messi and Neymar felt the wrath of Paris Saint-Germain fans as the Ligue 1 leaders moved 15 points clear at the top of the table with a 3-0 win over bottom side Bordeaux.

Boos and whistles were aimed at Messi, Neymar and their team-mates before and during the clash at the Parc des Princes, four days after PSG were dumped out of the Champions League by Real Madrid.

Kylian Mbappe was not targeted, despite reportedly being bound for Madrid, and the in-form striker opened the scoring on Sunday with his 26th goal of the season.

Neymar then responded to abuse from his own supporters by scoring in the second half and Leandro Paredes was also on target, with Messi involved in all three goals and also hitting the post as Mauricio Pochettino’s side ended a tough week with a resounding win.

PSG were almost caught cold when Remi Oudin let fly with a rasping drive that was well saved by Keylor Navas in the first minute and Jean Onana’s glancing header from the resulting corner flashed just wide.

Messi and Neymar continued to be targeted by PSG fans when they touched the ball, but the Argentina captain played a big hand in Mbappe’s opening goal 24 minutes in.

The former Barcelona playmaker’s reverse pass found Georginio Wijnaldum, who slipped Mbappe in with a perfectly-weighted ball and the France forward finished clinically with his right foot from inside the penalty area.

Messi was then given too much time to thread a pass through to Achraf Hakimi, whose cross was coolly dinked over Bordeaux goalkeeper Gaetan Poussin and into the net seven minutes into the second half.

Although PSG were denied a penalty due to offside following a VAR check, Paredes extended their lead just after the hour mark with a sweet left-foot finish after showing great skill and composure to leave two Bordeaux players on the deck.

Messi struck the woodwork with a long-range strike following a surging run late on as the boos continued to sound, with Pochettino looking distinctly unimpressed with the hostility as his side cruised to victory following back-to-back defeats.

What does it mean? PSG cruising towards title but all is not well

PSG are set to retain the Ligue 1 title at a canter, but their Champions League capitulation at the hands of Madrid has left a sour taste in the mouth of their expectant fans.

The club’s ‘ultras’ demanded the removal of president Nasser Al-Khelaifi following their latest failure to be crowned European champions.

You could almost hear a pin drop during the game on Sunday when fans were not expressing their fury over their side’s midweek capitulation at Santiago Bernabeu, where PSG held a 2-0 aggregate lead but were floored by a Karim Benzema hat-trick.

Messi lets his class do the talking

It is hard to imagine that PSG fans have turned on Messi relatively soon after he arrived at the club following his sensational Barcelona exit.

He was the most influential player on the pitch as Bordeaux were outclassed, providing two key passes and causing all kinds of problems as he drifted into space.

Red-hot Mbappe form continues

That is now seven goals in as many games for Mbappe, who appears to be on his way out of the club but continues to fire.

He hit the target with two of his three shots in another lively display.

What’s next?

PSG travel to Monaco next Sunday, when Bordeaux are at home to Montpellier.

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