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Aguero furious at Messi critics after penalty miss

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Former Argentina striker Sergio Aguero came out to defend his ex-teammate Lionel Messi after the penalty miss for PSG.

Sergio Aguero was not at all happy at critics who accused his old international teammate Lionel Messi of providing “nothing” to PSG.

The Ligue 1 heavyweights defeated Real Madrid in their Champions League round of 16 first leg on Tuesday. Though the Argentine was a subject of evaluation following his penalty miss during the clash.

Aguero, however, came out to defend Messi despite comments against the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.

The former Barca striker said on his Twitch channel: “Leo played well, he broke lines. I’m not saying that because he’s a friend, but because he played hard. He was good and very active.

“In France, magazines and newspapers killed him. They are a**holes. I had an interview scheduled with a French magazine, but I said: ‘No, because I support Leo Messi. Period. So goodbye, see you soon.’ Now I’m angry.”

What did the critics say about Leo?

French newspaper L’Equipe delivered a three-out-of-10 rating for Messi after PSG’s win over Blancos. In fact, football experts and commentators also demoted the ex-Barca superstar including former PSG forward Jerome Rothen.

He told RMC Sport: “Of course, in terms of merchandising, it’s wonderful to have attracted Leo Messi. People come to see Messi play at PSG. But you have to recognise that in a sporting context, he brings nothing to PSG.”

“The biggest problem is that this was a great match, that’s where we expect the great players to perform and tonight it was more of a drag than anything else.”

“There are technical errors, losses of the ball, the missed penalty – but it can happen to anyone. It’s, above all, his behaviour. He looks down at his boots, it looks like he’s not happy.”