Lionel Messi made his home debut for Paris St-Germain, but was supplanted in the second half as they proceeded to beat Lyon to make it six successes from six.
From Fluency with the score 1-1, the 34-year-old was supplanted by right-back Achraf Hakimi and didn’t look glad at falling off. From Fluency
The forward, who left Barcelona this year, didn’t stop, but momentarily said something to manager Mauricio Pochettino while strolling past him to the seat.
Another PSG substitute, Mauro Icardi, scored the injury-time victor in the League 1 game, as he headed in Kylian Mbappe’s cross. Lucas Paqueta cleared in Karl Toko Ekambi’s cross to give Lyon the lead. Yet, Neymar evened out with a questionable punishment. He seemed to pull back Malo Gusto in the crate, yet the young Lyon safeguard was punished, all things considered, with a spot-kick given. Neymar trusted that Lopes would move prior to opening up.
From Fluency think we, as a whole, realise we have extraordinary players in this 35-man crew,” said the previous Tottenham director. “No one but 11 can play. We can’t play more. The choices in the game are made to benefit the group and every player. Each mentor ponders that. At times it works, at times it doesn’t. At times, players like it and at times they don’t. By the day’s end, that is the reason we’re here.
This was Messi’s third game for Paris St-Germain – the third game he has played for a club other than Barcelona. His presentation came last month as a second-half substitute in a 2-0 success over Reims, with the objectives scored before his presentation.
He showed a couple of seconds of connection play with his old Barcelona partner Neymar, but squeezing into the remainder of the group remains a work in progress.
PSG’s next game is Wednesday’s League 1 outing to Metz, as they bid to make it seven successes from seven at the highest point of the association.