Lionel Messi had a clear shot at goal in PSG’s Ligue 1 match against Brest, but Kylian Mbappe, his teammate, blocked the shot and prevented the Argentine genius from scoring his fourth league goal of the season. Neymar scored the only goal of the match. Messi has assisted the 23-year-old on many occasions this season, and resultantly fans were expecting the young striker to return the favour at some point. His preventive action has thus sent social media abuzz.

Have a look at the incident right here:

One Twitter user posted the video and said “Mbappe trying so hard to prevent Messi from scoring”, suggesting the Frenchman did it deliberately.

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Mbappe’s relationship with his fellow teammates has been under the spotlight this season. During PSG’s match against 

Montpellier, the French World Cup winner shoved Messi when the latter went to take a penalty. Mbappe’s relationship with Neymar also suffered after the same match when the Brazilian refused to let him take the second spot kick in the same match.

When it comes to goals, the Frenchman has been prolific, scoring six goals in seven matches. Neymar has also netted a similar amount of goals this season. Messi, who scored 91 goals in the 2012 calendar year, has not been at his best in terms of goalscoring this season. He is playing a deep midfielder’s role and creating chances instead of scoring them.

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PSG have been having an impressive season this year. They remain unbeaten in the league till date, having won six out of their seven matches and drawing only one. In the Champions League, they dominated their opening match of the tournament against Juventus, winning 2-1 thanks to two Mbappe goals.

They will next face Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League on September 15. Monday, September 19, will see Lyon host the defending French champions in their Ligue 1 encounter.