History Made As Legendary Lionel Messi Makes PSG Debut After Replacing Neymar

History Made As Legendary Lionel Messi Makes PSG Debut After Replacing Neymar

  • Lionel Messi was in action for Paris Saint-Germain as the Ligue 1 giants defeated Reims 2-0 at the Stade Auguste Delaune
  • A brace for Kylian Mbappe on the night saw Mauricio Pochettino’s side claim all three points as they go top of the standings
  • The world was denied a Messi-Mbappe-Neymar trident as the six-time only made his first appearance replacing Neymar

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Argentine legend Lionel Messi has made his debut for French club Paris Saint-Germain coming on as a second-half substitute in their 2-0 win over Reims, GOAL reports.

The ousted Barcelona captain made his first-ever appearance in the Ligue 1 when he came on as a substitute in the 65th minute replacing Neymar.

He instantly made an impact helping his side to win the ball, dribbled past some players as his delightful pass almost led to a third goal for Kylian Mbappe on the night.

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History Made As Legendary Lionel Messi Makes Psg Debut After Replacing Neymar
Lionel Messi in action for PSG. Photo: Catherine Steenkeste
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Spanish outlet Marca is claiming that the world had anticipated a Messi-Mbappe-Neymar trident at the Stade Auguste Delaune, but the six-time only made his first appearance replacing Neymar.

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It was gathered that the opposition players kept an extremely close eye on Messi and looked to stop him however they could, as they welcomed him to Ligue 1.

Mbappe scored a brace in his side's victory and demonstrated once again why he is one of the most decisive players in world football.

The first came with his head, as he guided home a perfectly weighted Angel Di Maria cross, before drilling home his second with his left foot to finish off a stunning counter-attack from his side.

Messi remains highest-paid footballer

Cristiano Ronaldo accepted a pay cut to join Man United and it has affected his ranking in the top ten most paid footballers.

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According to football expert, Tancredi Palmeri revealed on his social media handle that Ronaldo's £480,000-per-week has seen him drop from second-highest-paid star to fifth.

The ranking is based on players net salary with no bonus or other income considered as pairs Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi tops the list.

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner who joined PSG as a free agent will be going home with a whopping €35m annually.

Rooney delighted with Ronaldo's return to Man Utd

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Wayne Rooney has expressed his delight after Man United sealed the return of Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.

Ronaldo is set to link up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's camp in the coming days after United agreed a deal to re-sign him from Juventus.

The Portuguese informed Juve of his desire to quit the club this summer and had set his sights on joining Man City.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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