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'It Felt Like A PR Stunt From Messi!'

Lionel Messi has seemingly been accused of trying to pull a PR stunt in Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 win over Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League this week.

Click through the gallery above to see some images of Messi lying behind PSG's wall!

The Argentine stole the headlines following the French giants' victory over the Premier League champions on Tuesday and not only because of his 74th-minute strike that sealed his side's win.

Towards the end of the match, Messi was instructed by captain Marquinhos to lie behind the "wall" in case Riyad Mahrez's free-kick was struck underneath the jumping defenders.

The 34-year-old appeared to comply without any hesitation, with some fans on social media claiming this shows the six-time Ballon d'Or winner's commitment to the team.

Ligue 1 expert Adam White, however, has questioned whether it might have been a PR stunt by the Argentine and his colleagues.

"I think it says that Messi is committed," he told GiveMeSport.

"I think it feels like a bit of a PR stunt, it has that feel about it. I'm sure it wasn't and I'm sure it's just part of the game plan but maybe some might argue that Messi's move was not based on football and it's based on other things like money and prestige.

"Some might argue he is not entirely committed because it's not Barcelona.

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"I think this was one of those little things that says he is committed, he is all in at PSG and he's willing to do the dirty work to win what they need to win."

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