Lionel Messi (36, Paris Saint-Germain), who led Argentina to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, scored a goal in his first game after returning to his team, leading the team to victory.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) won 2-0 in a home game against Angers in the 2022-2023 season at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France on the 12th. Messi scored a goal in the 28th minute of the second half when the team was leading 1-0, putting a wedge in the team’s victory. PSG, who lost 1-3 against Lens on the 2nd, the previous game, and broke their undefeated (14 wins, 2 draws) in 16 League 1 games, immediately added 3 points amidst Messi’s performance and went on to win 15 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss (47 points). They kept their lead by 6 points ahead of 2nd place Lens (41 points).
Messi’s sense of the game was still the same as Messi, who played in the real world 24 days after the 19th of last month when he played the World Cup final. PSG scored the first goal in the 5th minute of the first half. At this time, Messi passed to Nordi Mukiele (26), who was playing outside the right line of the penalty area, and Mukiele raised a cross and connected it to Hugo Ekitique (21)’s right-footed shot. Messi’s sensuous pass became the start of the opening goal.
In the 28th minute of the second half, he received Mukiele’s short pass from the front of the penalty area and changed direction to the left corner of the goal in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper, shaking the net with a kick. Messi has scored 8 goals and 10 assists in 14 league games this season. 슬롯사이트
Kylian Mbappe (25), who competed with Messi as a member of the French national team in the World Cup final, did not stand on the ground with Messi that day. Mbappe took a vacation that day and was not with the team. Earlier, after the World Cup break, PSG played two league matches and one cup match, but Messi did not join the team due to attending various events and vacationing in Argentina. It is expected that Mbappe and Messi will play together for the first time since the World Cup in the 19th round of the league match against Stade Rennes on the 16th.
It was the day Messi, who became the World Cup champion, played his first match in the home after the World Cup, but there was no official event at PSG that day. According to the French daily Le Parisien, PSG commemorated Messi’s World Cup victory by giving him a special trophy through the club’s own event last week when Messi returned to team training. At the championship parade held in Argentina right after the World Cup, Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez (31, Aston Villa) caused controversy by mocking Mbappe. Le Parisien added that he was also concerned about the possibility of getting into trouble.