World Cup winner Lionel Messi’s goal gave PSG a historic victory. And PSG 5 points clear. So he won.
Paris Saint-Germain made it four wins from four Ligue 1 games this season after a thrilling 3-2 victory over Bordeaux. In a match that saw both Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe in action, the Parisian giants showed why they are the reigning champions and among the top teams in Europe.
Messi Opens his PSG Account
Lionel Messi made a dream start to his PSG career, scoring his first goal for the club in the 12th minute. The Argentine international had only been on the pitch for five minutes before he found the back of the net. He showed his incredible technique and finishing ability, shooting into the bottom right corner with a crisp shot that beat the goalkeeper.
Mbappe Forced off with Injury
However, the match was not without its setbacks for PSG. Star striker Kylian Mbappe was forced off with an injury in the 24th minute and was replaced by Moise Kean. The extent of Mbappe’s injury is not yet known, but it will be a concern for PSG and French national team coach Didier Deschamps.
Bordeaux Fight Back
Bordeaux refused to give up and fought back with two quick goals in the 35th and 37th minutes. They put PSG under a lot of pressure and made it a tense encounter. But, the Parisian giants showed their resilience and managed to hold on for the win.
PSG’s Clinical Finishing
PSG’s attacking quality was on full display, with the likes of Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera all contributing to the win. The trio combined well and showed their clinical finishing ability, scoring two of PSG’s three goals. They proved that even without Mbappe, PSG still have plenty of quality in their attacking line-up.
5 Points Clear at the Top
The win moves PSG 5 points clear at the top of Ligue 1, showing their dominance and putting pressure on their title rivals. They will now look to continue their winning run and maintain their position at the top of the table.
In conclusion, Lionel Messi’s first goal for PSG and Kylian Mbappe’s injury were the main talking points of the match. However, the Parisian giants showed why they are the reigning champions with a clinical and dominant performance. With a five-point lead at the top of Ligue 1, PSG look set to continue their winning run and defend their title.