PSG came into the match without the services of one of their key players Neymar. But against a newly promoted side like Ajaccio, it was not a big problem for Cristophe Galtier’s side.
PSG took the lead in the 24th minute of the game. Lionel Messi found Kylian Mbappe with an inch-perfect through pass which the Frenchman fired past Ajaccio’s keeper. Then the Parisiens failed to score any more goals in the first half and went into the half time with a 1-0 lead.
Messi then scored the goal for PSG in the 78th minute after playing a smart one-two with Mbappe and going around the Ajaccio keeper. Soon after that, the Argentine once again found Mbappe with another inch-perfect through which ended up as the third goal of the match. Finally, PSG came out with a 3-0 victory in the Ligue 1 game.
Galtier praises Lionel Messi
Following this match, Christophe Galtier lavished praises on the Argentine superstar Lionel Messi for playing a brilliant game.
“People come to the stadium to watch Leo play – he’s the best player of all time. He likes playing with the others. He has this quality of wanting to play with others, he is very altruistic, and he was amazing on the second goal,” said the Paris Saint-Germain gaffer on Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi joined PSG at the start of the last season. He had a very tough first season with the French giants. Messi netted only six goals in the whole Ligue 1 season and also struggled with injury issues.
He however won the Ligue 1 trophy in his debut season. Messi was hugely criticised for his performance the last season. At one point it seemed like, it is the end of Lionel Messi.
But this time around, things are looking different for him. Under Christophe Galtier he is again playing football, we are used to seeing him play. Messi has already netted nine goals for PSG and also produced ten assists so far.
Messi came back from a calf injury last week. So his performance against Ajaccio is a big sigh of relief for the PSG camp. they will hope for him to continue this form throughout the season.
Now this performance will also make the Argentine camp very happy. Messi will lead the Argentina team in the Qatar World Cup 2022. It is also going to be his final appearance in the perennial event.
So if he can lead Argentina to the World Cup trophy, he can surely be considered as the best player of all time.