Lionel Messi scores in first game back since World Cup triumph
Lionel Messi scores in the first game after come back since World Cup.
The 35-year-old only returned to training in the new year after taking some time off to celebrate and recuperate after Qatar 2022, where he finally won the trophy that had always eluded him in one of the greatest finals ever.
But the forward didn’t look to be suffering any hangover as he returned to action with a goal from close range in PSG’s 2-0 win against Angers on Wednesday.
Lionel Messi also paid tribute to Pelé before the match, joining his teammates in wearing a t-shirt with the Brazilian’s face on it during the warmup.
PSG sits comfortably top of the league despite Christophe Galtier having to switch up his team as he eases players back in after the World Cup.
Kylian Mbappe rested for today match, while allowing the youngster Hugo Ekitike to get some game time.
The 20-year-old forward has impressed when given the chance this season and opened the scoring with a sweeping finish in the first half.
Messi, who alongside attacked with Neymar Jr., then doubled the lead in the 72nd minute of the match.
The win on Messi return is some good news for PSG, who lost for the first time this season last week.
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