Messi's frustration at being subbed

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Mauricio Pochettino could have a problem on his hands after Lionel Messi's seemingly abrupt reaction to being substituted in Paris Saint-Germain's clash against Olympique Lyon on Sunday.

The Argentine is still waiting for his first goal for his new club after failing to score in his first three appearances for Les Parisiens.  

Scroll through the mini-gallery above to see Messi's reaction to being subbed on Sunday 

According to the Daily Mail, the forward was a bright spark for his side on Sunday night, on what was his home debut for the club, and almost scored in the 32nd minute when he linked up with Neymar and sprinted to meet his pass, but Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes denied him with his legs.  

Read: PSG leave it late on Messi's home debut

Just four minutes later, Lopes was rooted to the spot as Messi hit the crossbar with a free-kick from outside the box. 

With 14 minutes of normal time remaining, though, former Tottenham Hotspur boss Pochettino removed the six-time Ballon d'Or winner for Achraf Hakimi. 

While Messi looked visibly annoyed with the change, he also appeared to reject the opportunity to shake his manager's hand as he walked off the pitch and was seen making a gesture seemingly asking why he was being hauled off.

Here is a video of the substitution:

Pochettino was left vindicated by his substitutions, though, when Mauro Icardi, who came on in the 82nd minute for Angel Di Maria, scored a last minute-winner after receiving a cross from Kylian Mbappe to seal the win for PSG. 

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