Lionel Messi scored an insane free-kick goal for Paris Saint-Germain and the pitch-side advert sends a message.
With an incredible free kick against Nice, Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi maintained his superb goal-scoring run.
After a challenging first season in French football, the 35-year-old now recalls his spectacular best.
For PSG this season, Messi had already tallied six goals and eight assists prior to Saturday’s Ligue 1 match against Nice.
Additionally, he has four goals on Argentina’s recent tour of the United States, which they were on during their international break.
Messi continued his stellar play against Nice on Saturday, scoring a spectacular free kick to give PSG the lead at Parc des Princes.
The seven-time winner of the Ballon d’Or earned the foul by advancing quickly, outpacing two opponents, and being hauled down just outside the penalty area.
After 28 minutes, he rose to his feet and curled an unstoppable shot past Nice goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Observant spectators noted that the pitchside advertisements changed to display the word “GOAT” at the exact moment Messi struck the ball.
Given his problems in his last campaign, Messi’s performance this year is all the more impressive.
In his first season with PSG after joining the team on a two-year deal from Barcelona in 2021, he only scored six league goals.
Despite rumors that suggest Messi would return to the Nou Camp for the upcoming season, he claims he is content in France after finally settling there.
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“I feel terrific and different than I did last year. I anticipated this outcome because, “Messi stated.
“I feel more at ease in the team, the locker room, my teammates, and the game. I’m starting to appreciate it again because I feel great again.”