Lionel Messi was way to due.
Since joining PSG, Messi had yet to find the back of the net. But that changed in terrific fashion on Tuesday afternoon.
During PSG’s Champions League game against Manchester City, Lionel Messi received a pass towards the outside of the box, and promptly buried into the top right corner to give his team a 2-0 lead.
OF COURSE IT'S HIM! THE GREATEST PLAYER IN FOOTBALL HISTORY SCORES HIS FIRST PSG GOAL IN PSG'S BIGGEST GAME OF THE SEASON! MESSI!!!! pic.twitter.com/gTv8TCPLFG
— mx (@MessiMX30i) September 28, 2021
Shortly after the goal, social media was erupting with Lionel Messi excitement.
Different club… same Messi 😅
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 28, 2021
WHAT A GOAL LEO MESSI pic.twitter.com/JHnaxb9W3n
— MC (@CrewsMat10) September 28, 2021
GOOOOAL! LEO MESSI! 2-0!!!!
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 28, 2021
Messi’s first for PSG was his 27th goal against Premier League opposition in his 31st appearance. All in the Champions League and all against the so called big six…and some say he couldn’t do it here. 🤣🤣🤣
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) September 28, 2021
📸 – Lionel Messi started his dribble all the way from his own half before combining with Mbappé and finishing in the top right corner from outside the box.
Now that’s a world class goal. pic.twitter.com/Va89zBfgN4
— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) September 28, 2021
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Lionel Messi’s PSG squad will take the impressive with against Manchester City with a lot of the credit going to their newest star.
Shortly before the match, Man City manager Pep Guardiola admitted that he didn’t have too many answers on how to stop a PSG team with Messi in the mix.
“I don’t know,” Guardiola said at a news conference on Monday after being asked how to stop Messi, Mbappe and Neymar. “This amount of quality, I don’t know what we should do to stop them, honestly.
“They’re so good. This amount of talent all together, to control it is so difficult.”
Lionel Messi’s PSG team will now set their sights on the Champions League trophy after the legend was final able to notch his first goal with his new club.