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Paris Saint-Germain is still beset with issues.

They are now facing a legal challenge as a result of Kylian Mbappe’s decision to leave the club.

In 2021, the European Court will investigate whether PSG’s signing of Lionel Messi breached UEFA’s financial fair play rules.

This scenario has been caused by a group of fans from a Barcelona supporters’ group in Lyon.

As a result, on Tuesday, a chamber of the European Court in Luxembourg will have to decide if PSG’s signing of Messi violated financial fair play.

As their lawyer Juan Branco points out, the fact that the complaint has ended up in court is considered a “victory” by the supporters, but this does not ensure anything.

The truth is that, despite Messi’s free move, the former Barcelona player’s pay (40 million euros this season) is what has precipitated this entire issue.

This legal issue with Messi comes at a bad moment for PSG, which is already under pressure owing to Mbappe’s rumoured desire to quit the club in January.

The truth is that Messi is enjoying a wonderful season in France, and while no additional information of this accusation will be revealed until next week, PSG will be concerned beginning at 09:30 on Tuesday, when the investigation begins.

Not the Ballon d’Or for the GOATS 

Neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Lionel Messi secured a podium finish at the 2022 Ballon d’Or awards in Paris on Monday.

While Manchester United stalwart Ronaldo last won the famous trophy in 2017, his Ballon d’Or arch-rival Messi secured his record-extending seventh golden ball in 2021.

Ronaldo’s former teammate at Real Madrid, French forward Karim Benzema claimed his maiden golden ball at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

Messi has been passed over for the Ballon d’Or by the jury for the first time since 2005. Messi received his seventh Ballon D’Or prize in November of last year at the Theatre du Chatelet.

His exclusion was not surprising to the football world, given the former Barcelona captain had just a decent debut season with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Messi won the Ligue 1 title with Kylian Mbappe’s PSG, but the French league heavyweights were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the Round of 16 stage by eventual champions Real Madrid.