Lionel Messi FAILS to register a single shot on target in PSG’s shock defeat to Nice


Lionel Messi equals an unwanted record from 12 years ago in PSG’s shock defeat to Nice… as the former Barcelona star and seven-time Ballon d’Or winner FAILS to register a single shot on target

  • Lionel Messi failed to register a shot on goal in PSG’s shock 1-0 defeat to Nice
  • The last time Messi failed to register a shot in a league fixture was in 2009/10 
  • Messi did fail to register a shot in Barcelona’s Copa del Rey semi-final in 2019 











Lionel Messi has equaled an unwanted record from 12 years ago as he failed to register a single shot on goal in PSG’s shock 1-0 defeat to Nice.

The last time the 34-year-old failed to register a shot in a league fixture was all the way back in the 2009/10 season. 

Messi, however, last failed to register a single shot in a game in any competition was against Real Madrid in the 2019 Copa del Rey semi-final.

Lionel Messi has equaled an unwanted record from 12 years ago from when he was a youngster at Barcelona

The 34-year-old failed to register a shot on goal in PSG's shock 1-0 defeat to Nice on Saturday

The 34-year-old failed to register a shot on goal in PSG’s shock 1-0 defeat to Nice on Saturday

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Messi last failed to register a single shot in a game in any competition was against Real Madrid in the 2019 Copa del Rey semi-final

Messi last failed to register a single shot in a game in any competition was against Real Madrid in the 2019 Copa del Rey semi-final

This record for Messi just continues to show his struggles since leaving Barcelona for the French giants.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has struggled to shine in Ligue 1, only scoring twice in the league so far this campaign, although he has seven in all competitions with the other five all coming in the Champions League.

Messi will be hoping he can improve his form in front of goal in the final few months of the season as will PSG who remain in the hunt for the Ligue 1 title and the Champions League.

Substitute Andy Delort scored a brilliant winner two minutes from time as Nice shocked runaway Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain with a 1-0 victory at the Allianz Riviera on Saturday.

Substitute Andy Delort scored a late winner as Nice won 1-0 at home to Paris Saint-Germain

Substitute Andy Delort scored a late winner as Nice won 1-0 at home to Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar lost possession in the Nice half and the home side broke forward through Calvin Stengs, whose deep cross to the back post was met on the half-volley by Delort as he arrowed his shot into the top corner of the net.

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The result meant PSG’s lead at the top of the table was cut to 13 points as they remain on 62 from 27 matches, while Nice climbed into second with 49 points from the same number of matches. 

PSG now turn their attention to Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 second leg fixture at Real Madrid. 

The French side lead 1-0 from the first game.

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