Lionel Messi hit a spectacular free-kick to put Paris Saint-Germain ahead against Nice in Ligue 1 on Saturday evening. The Argentine superstar, who was fouled in the middle of the D of the opposing team’s penalty area, took the spot-on free kick in the 28th minute of the match at Parc des Princes. With his left boot, he expertly bent the ball over the wall, but Nice equalized shortly after with a goal of their own.
Lionel Messi Extended His Scoring Streak To Seven
Lionel Messi, who has been among the goals in recent weeks after experiencing a somewhat quiet period in front of goal during his first season at the French club after his high-profile move from Barcelona a year ago, was exemplified by the superb strike.
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Last season, Lionel Messi scored just six goals in 27 domestic games for Les Parisiens. Despite helping his new team easily win the Ligue 1 title, the Argentine’s season was viewed as a personal failure.
In anticipation of his contract being renewed at Camp Nou, he signed with the team on the eve of the 2021/22 season. However, he was shocked to learn at the last minute that they were unable to do so due to their financial situation.
Lionel Messi was expected to join forces with Kylian Mbappe and Neymar to elevate Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG into Champions League contenders – a trophy the club has never won – but Real Madrid eliminated them from the competition in the Round of 16, and Pochettino left the club at the conclusion of the season.
Lionel Messi scored on Saturday night for his fifth league goal this season in just nine games, leaving him one goal short of matching his total from the entire previous divisional campaign. The 35-year-old scored seven goals in his last five international and club games combined.
Prior to the international break, the attacker scored in PSG’s Champions League triumph against Maccabi Haifa and then scored the game’s lone goal in Christophe Galtier’s squad’s narrow victory at Olympique Lyonnais.
As part of Argentina’s preparation for this winter’s World Cup finals in Qatar, Lionel Messi resumed his scoring form against Honduras and Jamaica. In both friendlies, he scored twice for Lionel Scaloni’s team.
With a precise free kick against Nice for Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi maintained his impressive recent record in front of goal, scoring seven goals in his last five games.