ONE diehard Lionel Messi fan went to extreme lengths in a bid to get hold of the Argentine’s shirt following Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-2 win over RB Leipzig.
The young kid, who appeared to be at the game alongside his mum, went to the match with a superb banner that left social media in stitches.
Messi scored twice to hand PSG victory in the Champions League on Tuesday nightCredit: Getty
It read: “Leo, give me your shirt. I give you my mum.”
Reacting to the brilliant banner, one social media user said: “Dude it’s a win-win situation hahaha. You got his shirt and he will be your dad – then you have it all haha!!”
And another jokingly added: “Imagine the kid’s dad watching this on TV.”
The Messi fan and the rest of the crowd were treated to a winning display from the Argentine as he scored twice in a pulsating win for the Ligue 1 side.
But Leipzig came roaring back as Andre Silva levelled things up before the half hour mark.
And the Bundesliga outfit took a shock lead 13 minutes into the second half through Nordi Mukiele.
But then it was time for Messi to step up midway through the second half as he combined with Mbappe before tucking an effort away as the fingertips of keeper Peter Gulacsi could only parry his shot onto the post.
And in the 74th minute the comeback was complete as Messi produced a Panenka penalty to hand PSG the victory.
But that was not the end of the drama as Mauricio Pochettino’s side were awarded another spot kick in the dying moments of the game.
Everyone expected Messi to step up and try to complete his hat-trick, but instead it was Mbappe who took the penalty.
And the Frenchman then went on to blaze it over the bar as a fourth PSG goal went begging.
Explaining the decision for Messi to take the first penalty but not the second, Mbappe said: “Why did I leave the penalty to Messi? Normal. It’s respect. He’s the best player in the world.
“He comes to our team, it’s a privilege that he comes to play with us. There is a penalty, he took it and scored.
“The 2nd, he wanted to give it to me, and I missed.”