LIONEL MESSI was stopped on the counter attack by an idiot Marseille fan last night as Paris Saint-Germain fired a blank against their rivals.
Mauricio Pochettino‘s side travelled south for Le Classique on Sunday evening.
The football should have been the main attraction, as the league leaders took on their old foes.
But once again in Ligue 1 this season, fan trouble stole headlines.
PSG superstar Neymar required police protection just to take corners.
And a promising counter attack was halted by a foolish supporter running onto the pitch.
Achraf Hakimi’s 57th minute red card reduced Pochettino’s side to ten men.
But Messi led them on a promising counter 15 minutes later.
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The Argentine, 34, found himself in a decent shooting position after cutting inside onto his left foot.
He never got to pull the trigger, however, because the referee had to stop the game.
Stewards belatedly rushed on to deal with the fan – but not after he had gotten close enough to touch Messi.
The match ended in a drab 0-0 draw.
PSG fans had been banned from attending as authorities feared trouble.
And Marseille supporters also have a reputation, after a mass brawl broke out at their clash with Angers last month.
PSG remain top of the league by some distance, with 28 points from 21 games.
Meanwhile a point moves Marseille back to fourth spot and they have a game in hand over their rivals due to their match against Nice in August getting called off because of further crowd trouble.
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