Soccer Kits: Messi returns in action as PSG beats Angers

After the World Cup 2022 triumph, Messi was back in action for his club as Paris Saint-Germain defeated Angers. For more soccer kits news click here!

The Argentina’s national hero, Lionel Messi registered an easy goal on his return to the football club after an iconic 2022 FIFA World Cup triumph as the Mbappe-less Paris Saint-Germain routed Angers SCO 2-0 in the return of Ligue 1 action. For an accurate and sure bet prediction site click here!

Hugo Ekitike opened the match with an opener in the early 5th minute of the match to give PSG the lead. Mukiele crosses low from the right side to kick it for Ekitike, who finds the bottom left corner of the net and scores it. It looks like Paris will not stain their unbeatable 23 straight matches record against Angers in Ligue 1 (W16 D7), the club’s longest unbeaten run in their history in the French top-flight. 

Mukiele continued his excellent court vision by registering his second assist in the match for Messi who completed an easy tap-in pass to the Angers’ goalkeeper for the second and winning goal of the match. However, the eventual third goal for PSG scored by Neymar was intervened by VAR and ruled as offside.

Fabian Ruiz praised Messi’s performance in this match and said: “Everybody knows what Leo is capable of. He scored and we are all very happy for him. We are also happy that he is a world champion – he deserved it. Now we must make the most of him. On the field, it is a pleasure to play with him each day and to see him up close. I think the whole team and the fans are all happy for him.”

Despite the victory, it was quite obvious that Les Parisiens are having a rusty performance as the club are performing behind their expected level, with almost a month left until UEFA Champions League. However, the growing ill concern throughout the stadium was answered back by the Argentinian Hero as he scored the game-winning goal to pass a resolute Pasul Bernardoni to put Angers SCO into total despair. A VAR  checked for a possible offside but proved unfounded and gave Messi his first score in his return and received the loudest cheers in the stadium. 

“Leo has recovered well and done a good number of sessions with us,” Head Manager Galtier told reporters after the game. “He is in very good physical shape and he scored an important goal for us. We need our guys in his profile to score goals like that. We chatted at half time and checked on him during the game to see how he was feeling. It was important for him to get back to action immediately and important for the team to get Leo back.

Paris Saint-Germain are now six points clear for the top of the Ligue 1 after the second-placer Lens saw themselves into a disappointing 2-2 draw at Strasbourg.

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