It was a night to forget for French Ligue 1 heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain following their opening UEFA Champions League fixture of the season. The French Principality club could not secure a win and failed in their attempts to aim all three points on Wednesday night as they could not break down a relentless and stubborn Club Brugge defense. Club Brugge were the home side and they welcomed Mauricio Pochettino’s men, who were dubbed the favorites to win the game and are considered as one of the most likely teams to lift this season’s Champions League title given the amount of frightening squad depth that they have been able to assemble over the last couple of months.
PSG were criticized for their failure to brush aside their rivals on the night and a large proportion of the blame was on Lionel Messi, with many people insisting that the Argentina international star has not been in his best form lately. The former Barcelona man came under huge criticism but his former international teammate Fabricio Coloccini has jumped to his defense, asking that people be patient with him as he continues to try to adapt to his new team’s pattern of football.