Lionel Messi was given an exquisite reception forward of Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 opener on Saturday evening.
It’s been a whirlwind week for the Argentine, who left Barcelona after a 21-year affiliation with the membership final weekend. His free switch to the French capital was accomplished very shortly afterwards.
PSG followers went loopy throughout his official unveiling on Wednesday and so they’re unsurprisingly nonetheless delighted that one of many sport’s best ever gamers is at their membership.
Simply earlier than PSG took on Strasbourg on the Parc des Princes, the membership organised a presentation for Messi, in addition to PSG’s different summer season signings.
However the PSG followers should watch for Messi’s debut because the 34-year-old has been deemed not match sufficient to play for the time being.
Having additionally signed the likes of Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum and Achraf Hakimi this summer season, PSG boast an unbelievable group that has each likelihood of successful the Champions League.
After the pre-match present, the gamers placed on a good present for his or her followers as they gained 4-2 because of objectives from Mauro Icardi, Kylian Mbappe, Julian Draxler and Pablo Sarabia.
Not everyone seems to be getting misplaced within the pleasure of the PSG circus – talkSPORT’s Simon Jordan labelling them as ‘not a correct membership’.
“I don’t assume PSG, regardless of how great they’re at circumnavigating monetary honest play and what their soccer undertaking seems like, they don’t seem to be a correct soccer membership,” mentioned the White and Jordan host on talkSPORT.
“A correct soccer membership is the Manchester United and Liverpool’s of the world and Manchester City are starting to develop into one…
“However PSG for me are a canker sore on the facet of soccer.”