In the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain had just defeated Manchester City. Lionel Messi scored a fantastic goal in the 2-0 triumph at home on Tuesday evening, but the Argentine forward will have to wait for a while more to get his mark on the French league. It was Kylian Mbappe who set up Messi's goal against City, and there were encouraging hints that the "MNM" trio of Mbappe, Neymar, Messi, were improving their understanding.
After missing two Ligue 1 games due to a knee injury, the 34-year-old was named to the starting lineup with Neymar, Mbappe, and Angel Di Maria for only his second league start for PSG. Messi, however, came close to scoring in the French league, squandering a scoring chance by hitting the crossbar after a free-kick.
Thus, the Parisians' winning streak has come to an end. Rennes beat PSG 2-0 at home to deliver Mauricio Pochettino's side their first league setback of the season, ending PSG's eight-match winning streak in Ligue 1. Messi will hope to finally break the "curse" once he returns from the South American 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.
Messi just can't seem to score first Ligue 1 goal: Funniest memes and reactions
Many fans of Lionel Messi, PSG, their rivals, and soccer in general, took to social media to share their reactions to the Argentine's league goal-drought. So let's take a look at some of the funniest memes and reactions.