After PSG’s Trophee des Champions win over Nantes, Lionel Messi stopped to take a selfie with a young supporter who had been taken away by security.
Messi scored the opening goal in PSG’s 4-0 victory over Nantes on Sunday, continuing his promising form ahead of the new Ligue 1 season.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner went around Nantes goalkeeper Alban Lafont before rolling the ball into an empty net to give his team the lead.
PSG’s lead was doubled shortly before halftime by Neymar, and Sergio Ramos made it 3-0 with a superb back-heeled finish after the break.
When Jean-Charles Castelletto was sent off for bringing Neymar down inside the area, Nantes were reduced to 10 men.
The Brazilian stepped up to score the penalty, capping off a comfortable win for PSG, who won the Trophee des Champions for the 15th time.
Following the game, a young fan attempted to photograph Messi as he walked down the tunnel at Tel Aviv’s Bloomfield Stadium.
Security snatched the youngster away from the Barcelona man.
The uproar caused Messi to come to a halt, prompting the security guard to release the youngster, allowing him to take a selfie with the Argentine superstar.
Social media users praised Messi for taking the time to speak with the young fan.
“Messi is a wonderful person,” wrote one Twitter follower.
“You gotta love this man,” said another.
PSG will begin their title defense on Saturday when they travel to Clermont Foot in their first match of the season.