Lionel Messi He is such a wonderful footballer that sometimes the opponent had to stand up and praise his genius. Watch the video below:
The Paris Saint-Germain star delivered another moment of magic on Saturday as his side crushed Clermont Foot in their opening match of the new Ligue 1 season.
PSG supporters weren’t alone in Argentina’s overall performance.
After he scored his stunt lately, fans of the home team Clermont Foote applauded the striker and chanted his name in the stands.
Others bowed to Messi as a sign of respect for the Argentine international.
The goal has also been highly praised on social media.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “You can’t watch this amazing little guy and not think he’s a goat.”
2 goals and one assist for Messi tonight. The little genius finds his amazing foot in Paris Saint-Germain.
– Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) August 6, 2022
Incredible goal from Messi, exciting. So silly, the movement in the back is great. The pass from Leandro Paredes has the quality but Messi’s touch and agility to finish this out of this world. 5-0 PSG, some good goals but that’s the best of the group.
– Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) August 6, 2022
Another added: “An incredible goal from Messi, exciting. Absolutely ridiculous, the movement in the back is great.
“The pass from Leandro Paredes is the quality but Messi’s touch and agility to finish this out of this world.”
Messi scored just six goals in Ligue 1 last season, but it already looks like he will have much more success in his second year in France.
He hopes to continue his excellent form when PSG returns to play against Montpellier on Saturday.