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Watch: The First Goal of Lionel Messi’s PSG Return after Argentina’s World Cup Victory

lionel Messi was born on June 24, 1987, Since 2006, he has been an Adidas endorser. He was the highest-paid footballer in the world for five out of six years from 2009 to 2014, according to France Football. Forbes also ranked him as the highest-paid athlete in 2019 and 2022.

On his return to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Lionel Messi scored as the French champions defeated Angers 2-0 at the Parc des Princes on Thursday to avoid relegation.

Following the lengthy break in the season brought on by the main event in Qatar, Messi, who led Argentina to their third World Cup victory last month, had been rested for PSG’s first three matches.

Messi was reintroduced into PSG’s starting lineup

While Kylian Mbappe, who scored a hat trick in the World Cup final, was rested, Messi was reintroduced into PSG’s starting lineup.

Messi completed a brilliant team moves in the 72nd minute to make it 2-0 after Hugo Eketike gave PSG the lead in the first half.
Messi neatly completed the move by picking up the ball in his own half.

A VAR check allowed the goal to stand after it was initially disallowed due to offside.
Messi has made a full recovery. Coach Christophe Galtier stated, “He is relaxed and in great physical shape, and with Leo, the team looks different.”

Galtier said in an interview with Canal Plus that he had a fever during the game and added, ” Because we are returning from the World Cup, it is challenging for the players to locate their previous benchmarks.

“We are all just getting used to playing together for the first time, and you could see at times that we lacked some of the connections between the players that we had more frequently prior to the World Cup,” the coach stated.

Anger dropped their 10th league match in a row, while Galtier’s PSG team extended their lead at the top of the table by drawing 2-2 with Strasbourg away from second-place Lens.

PSG’s unbeaten season came to an end on New Year’s Day when they lost 3-1 at Lens, but they bounced back to win 3-1 at Chateauroux, a third-tier team, in the French Cup this past weekend without their superstar attacking trio.

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