Lionel Messi (36), who won the championship trophy for Argentina at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, scored a goal in his return to his team.
Messi led the team’s 2-0 victory by scoring the key goal in the home game against Angers in the 18th round of the 2022-2023 French Ligue 1 held at the Parc des Frances in Paris on the 12th (Korean time). Prior to the game, Messi, along with Neymar (31), showed warm-up while wearing a T-shirt in memory of Pele, a Brazilian soccer hero who passed away on December 29 last year. The match was Messi’s first official match after defeating France on penalties in the World Cup final.
The returning Messi proved his class from the first game. With Kylian Mbappe (25) absent, Messi supported Neymar and Hugo Ekitique in the second line of attack. Messi, who played for his team for the first time after the World Cup break, dominated the game by lightly tearing down the Angers defense line at the bottom of the league.
In the 5th minute of the first half, the opening goal started from Messi’s feet. Messi passed to Nordi Mukiele, who was moving down the right flank, and Mukiele’s cross was finished by Ekitique.
In the second half, Messi went on a goal hunt himself. In the second half, Messi broke the opponent’s offside trap with a 2-to-1 pass in the 28th minute and scored a goal. In the end, he shook the net by kicking lightly with his right foot in the penalty box. Messi has scored 8 goals and 10 assists in 14 league games. PSG, the league leader, accumulated 47 points (15 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss) with this victory. The difference between the 2nd placed RC Lens widened to 6 points.
The Messi World Cup victory ceremony at PSG home, which attracted attention because of whether or not to be held, was not held. PGS judged that last week when Messi returned to the training ground, he gave a special trophy at its own event and 바카라사이트.fully conveyed the meaning of welcome and commemoration. In addition, it was considered that Argentine players such as Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa) made French soccer fans uncomfortable by acting as if they were mocking Mbappe during the championship parade held in their country.
After playing the 19th round of League 1 against Stade Rennes on the 16th, Messi will move to Qatar and Saudi Arabia to play a friendly match against the Saudi Arabian clubs Al-Nasr and Al-Hilal. Cristiano Ronaldo (38) is playing in Al Nasr, so the ‘Meho War’ (Messi-Ronaldo match), which may be the last, can be concluded. Meanwhile, Al-Nasr is enjoying the effects of Ronaldo, such as an increase of more than 10 million social network service (SNS) followers since Ronaldo’s transfer last month.