The Argentine superstar, Lionel Messi wait for his first Ligue 1 goal goes on after an ineffective display at Stade Velodrome on Sunday
Messi has made his worst start to a league season in 16 years after Paris Saint-Germain’s 0-0 draw with Marseille, which also saw a pitch invader ruin a promising attack led by the Argentine forward.
PSG dropped points in Ligue 1 for only the second time this season after a stalemate at Stade Velodrome on Sunday, with Messi drawing a blank in his fourth domestic appearance for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
The 34-year-old, who moved to Parc des Princes on a free transfer after leaving Barcelona in the summer, has now fallen below the standard he set for well over a decade at Camp Nou, having been handed his third start for PSG against Marseille alongside fellow superstars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Messi has failed to score in the opening four games of a league campaign for the first time since 2005-06, when it took him six matches to open his account for Barca.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner was also guilty of losing possession 16 times in the match, and will now have to wait until a meeting with reigning French champions Lille on Friday for the next chance to break his duck.