- Kylian Mbappe took to social media to congratulate his side PSG’s Ligue 1 rivals
- Lyon overcame Manchester City 3-1 in the quarter final despite being huge underdogs in the game
- The World Cup winner also couldn’t help, but subtly hit out at critics of the French League
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Paris Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe wasted no time in hitting out at long term critics of the French Ligue 1 in the wake of Lyon’s sensational victory over Manchester City.
Goals from Moussa Dembele and Maxwell Cornet were enough to ensure Pep Guardiola once again failed to take City to the semi-finals of the competition.
It was a massive effort from Lyon, who were overwhelming underdogs going into the quarter final tie.
But a combination of sheer determination and a slice of luck ensured Lyon completed the set of of an interesting semi-final which will entail all French and German sides.
Taking to Twitter, Mbappe congratulated PSG’s local champions while simultaneously mocking critics by using the famous “Farmers’ League” slander.
The term 'Farmer's League' has for a long time been used to refer to the French Ligue 1, which has been accused of being below par in its football among Europe’s top five leagues.
Mbappe and his team mate Neymar have particularly been the comic of jokes from vicious fans who feel the pair deserve to play in a ‘better’ league.
Lyon also took to their own social media to poke fun at the Farmers jibe by writing “No farmers here”.
The French club will now focus their attention on the semi-final clash against Bayern Munich, who completely obliterated Barcelona 8-2 in the other quarter final tie.
A look at Lyon’s Champions League campaign would reveal the minions are fully merited to be where they currently are in the competition.
They somehow managed to knock out Juventus, who were tipped as favorites, in the round of 16 by virtue of the away goal rule.
Having won , drawn and lost two games, Lyon barely made it out of the group stages as they finished only one point in front of Benfica in Group G.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi is visibly furious with the Barcelona management and latest reports have it that the Argentine has threatened to quit the Catalan club in 2021.
The Sun are reporting that Messi, whose contract lapses in the summer of 2021, has told the club board to restructure the squad totally otherwise he would leave.
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