- Lionel Messi was begged by Club Brugge fans to have mercy on them before their Champions League game
- The club's faithful were spotted holding up a sign 'Messi have mercy' at the Jan Breydel Stadion
- The game ended in a 1-1 draw as Ander Herrera's goals was cancelled out by Brugge captain Hans Vanaken
Fans message to Messi
While doing his pre-match warm-up, fans at the Jan Breydel Stadion were spotted with a banner saying "Messi have mercy."
The Jupiler champions were underdogs going into the game against the team that had Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the attack.
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Philippe Clement's men evenly matched Mauricio Pochettino multi-billion squad as they maintained their discipline.
Despite going ahead through Ander Herrera in the 15the minute, Brugge came back scored an equally similar goal by their captain Hans Vanaken.
Messi had his trademark left-foot shot hit the post later in the game and another effort in the second half saved by Simon Mingolet.
After 90 minutes, fans were cheering their team's bravery after holding one of the favourites of the Champions League to a 1-1 scoreline.
Brugge still have Man City who demolished RB Leipzig to play in the coming weeks as they look to qualify out of the group stages for the first time in their history.
Summary of Club Brugge vs PSG
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that French club Paris Saint-Germain were forced to a 1-1 draw by Belgian side Club Brugge in their opening fixture in the Champions League, Marca reports.
PSG begin their quest for European glory on Wednesday, September 15 when they took on Belgian side Club Brugge away at the Jan Breydel Stadium.
The highly-entertaining encounter ended in a draw as Ander Herrera's goal was cancelled out by Hans Vanaken, with both goals.
The hosts began the game on the front-foot and in the first 10 minutes, the electric trio of PSG, Messi, Neymar and Mbappe failed to get into the game, as the hosts look the more energetic of the two sides.
Pochettino tips Chelsea for Champions League glory
Legit.ng also reported that PSG manager Pochettino has stated that Premier League club Chelsea are the team to beat in the Champions League this season.
The Argentine admitted that the Blues are the reigning champions of the elite competition and they remain favourites to retaining the title due to the strengthening of the squad.
Following the arrival of Lionel Messi to PSG, football pundits and fans have tipped PSG for glory, but Pochettino maintained that the Blues cannot be discounted.