Lionel Messi was caught on camera asking for ex-Manchester United starlet Angel Gomes’ shirt after Paris Saint-Germain’s victory over Lille.
The reigning Ligue 1 champions were left humbled by Messi’s star-studded giants as PSG ran out 5-1 victors at Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
Messi managed to add his name to the scoresheet just before half-time to further his side’s advantage before Danilo Pereira and Kylian Mbappe completed the rout in the second half.
Lille’s defeat leaves them in mid-table.
Gomes joined Lille on a free transfer from Old Trafford in the summer of 2020 and has since made 18 appearances for the French club, the latest of which coming during a 20-minute cameo against PSG.
Post-match the 21-year-old was left feeling a lot better about the defeat as the Argentine great greeted him in the tunnel.
Much to the midfielder’s surprise, Messi asked if he could swap shirts with Gomes before the pair shared a brief hug.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side now sit 13 points clear of second place Marseille in the Ligue 1 table.
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