Argentina captain and PSG star forward Lionel Messi has returned back to Paris after having an extended break post the world cup tournament. The world champion was received by his teammates at PSG with a guard of honour. It is still unknown if the club has planned for any other celebration of Messi’s world cup triumph at Parc des Princes. Messi is expected to return back to action in PSG’s home fixture against Angers.
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Messi in squad list for Ligue 1 fixture against Angers
Messi had two weeks of rest following a thrilling victory over France in the finals of world cup. The Argentine talisman returned to PSG’s training camp last week and received a warm welcome from his teammates. The 35 year old has been training with the group normally. He is included in the squad list for Ligue 1 home fixture against Angers. The Parisians won their Coupe de France fixture against Châteauroux in which Messi had no involvement.
The return of the seven time Balon d’or winner to the dressing room is a big boost for Galtier. PSG’s unbeaten record in the league came to a halt when Lens took all 3 points from their last league fixture. The gap between league leaders PSG and second placed Lens is now cut short to 4 points. PSG will be looking to win their upcoming fixture to avoid any further slip up. They are up against Angers, the last placed team in the table coming with 9 successive defeats. PSG should win this fixture comfortably, especilally with La Pulga’s return. Messi has 12 goals and 14 assists in 19 appearances for PSG this season in all competition. It is up to Galtier whether he starts Messi straight away or he will have some minutes coming off the bench.
The Ligue 1 fixture of PSG v Angers is on 12.01.2023/01:30 hrs IST streaming on Voot and Jio cinema.
Messi expected to renew contract with PSG
Lionel Messi’s two year contract with PSG is about to end at the conclusion of 2022/23 season and he is now free to negotiate with any club. Barcelona are keen to have him back and Inter Miami are also a potential option for Messi. The Argentine wants to compete for top honours in Europe and he is expected to renew with PSG. Very soon we might get an official announcement regarding Messi’s extension with Parisians.