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Messi & PSG Mocked After UCL Disappointment?

It appears that Lionel Messi and his Paris Saint-Germain teammates had digs aimed at them following their disappointing start to their UEFA Champions League campaign on Wednesday night.

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Ahead of the clash, the French giants were widely considered to be favourites for their opening group-stage match against Belgian giants Club Brugge. 

It was not to be, however, with Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe appearing to struggle to get on the same wavelength for much of the game that ended 1-1

With the trio not causing Club Brugge's defence any real problems, the Belgian side's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet noted after the game that he had a fairly quiet night. 

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"I didn't really have much work to do," he said, according to the Daily Express

"We played very well collectively. We didn't give an incredible attack chances. You cannot mark them one-on-one, they have so much quality to beat their man.

"We tried to defend collectively to not leave them any space. I made two, three saves, not very difficult ones at that."

Michael Owen, another ex-Reds star, was working as a pundit when he admitted to being far from impressed by Mauricio Pochettino's side. 

"As much as we drool over them, this PSG team with those forwards, they're all phenomenal players in their own right," he told BT Sport

"But three together makes it weaker for me and I don't really understand why they're one of the favourites for it (the Champions League). I think the English teams (Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Man United) are far, far superior."

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Former Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera scored PSG's only goal of the match, with Mignolet having to make just three saves during the 90 minutes. 

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