Leo Messi in the play of his goal against Toulouse (2-1)

THE ARGENTINE SAVED PARIS

Messi returns to 'wet' and makes PSG more leader in Ligue 1

Published:4/02/2023 - 20:03h

Updated:4/02/2023 - 20:04h

Without Neymar Jr. or Kylian Mbappé, Leo Messi led Paris Saint-Germain against Toulouse with a great goal that gave Christophe Galtier's men their seventeenth victory in Ligue 1. With the victory, PSG remains solid in the lead with 54 points

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Leo Messi follows 'on fire' after his holidays post World-wide. The champion of the world led the triumph of Paris Saint-Germain the Saturday in front of the Toulouse (2-1), a party in which they were not Neymar Jr. Neither Kylian Mbappé. Both remained out of the announcement by physical problems and the ex captain of the FC Barcelona loaded with the offensive weight of the team, resolving the party with a golazo.

And it is that the Toulouse gave fight in the Park of the Princes. The Dutch Branco go give Boomen advanced to the visitors in the minute 20 and the PSG had to work more than the expected to remain with the three points home. Christophe Galtier put to the youngster Hugo Ekitike beside Messi in attack, but the best partner of the '30' finish being Acraf Hakimi, another that is still in big moment after contesting his first Glass of the World.

The Moroccan equalised the party in the 38' after culminating a big played individual with a powerful finish crusader. Previously, Leo had brushed the olympic goal in a corner that hit in the crossbar when Marquinhos tried cabecear. Paris suffered the party until then and Galtier regretted the early exit of Renato Sánches, the one who left to the changing room between tears by a muscular injury.

After the rest, Messi warned with an assistance to Hakimi that the side could not take advantage of. The defender would give back the courtesy to the Argentinian in the 58' yielding him the balloon of haphazard form when it tried ingresar to the area. Without losing time, Leo took out a zurdazo hit to the base of the stick from the frontal of the area that won the resistance of Maxime Dupé. Second consecutive goal for the rosarino, the one who already had marked the Wednesday in the victory in front of Montpellier.

Another big party of a Messi that warns to the Bayern

The Argentinian had others finish to the stick in the discount. Dupé Saved the tie after the rebound that Vitinha was about to to take advantage of. Finally, the PSG added the three points and arrives to 54 units, eight more than the Olympique of Marseilles (a party less). For Leo are already 14 goals and 14 assistances in 23 parties in the 2022/23 and warns to the Bayern Munich of face to the eighth of final of the Champions. Mbappé Is drop confirmed for the gone, whereas Neymar will be doubt until last moment.

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