Lionel Messi made his Champions League debut for PSG last night, but was denied a goal by a former Newcastle United target.

Jack Hendry started at centre-back for Club Brugge, as they drew 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain.

It was a huge result for the Belgians, as they faced possibly the best front three the world has ever seen.

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But Hendry was up to the task, and ensured neither Messi, Neymar or Kylian Mbappe got on the scoresheet. Sadly for Brugge, their defence was breached once by Ander Herrera.

It was an incredible performance by Henry, who could have been playing for Newcastle had things gone differently this summer.

 

Hendry will be glad he didn’t join Newcastle after Messi and Neymar showdown

The Magpies were linked with the Scot multiple times during the transfer window. The Daily Mail claimed that Hendry was a £4million target for the Magpies.

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His name was even mentioned by the Northern Echo on deadline day, although they stated that Newcastle may struggle to complete a deal after enquiring about the 26-year-old.

In the end, Hendry joined Club Brugge. While it was disappointing due to our lack of transfer activity, it didn’t feel that big of a blow. Hendry had previously struggled north of the border at Celtic.

But his Brugge career has got off to a great start, stopping Messi from scoring on his PSG Champions League debut.

Club Brugge KV v Paris Saint-Germain: Group A - UEFA Champions League
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He did it alongside Stanley Nsoki, another former Newcastle target.

While Newcastle could do with Hendry after a terrible start to the season, he’s probably very happy with his decision, especially after playing against and nullifying the greatest of all time.

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