The only fact that Lionel Messi plays already makes him practically an obligatory appointment, but if we add to that that it was his first classic with the PSG shirt, at the Stade Vélodrome and before a spectacular audience, and above with Jorge Sampaoli As a rival coach, it was undoubtedly a commitment not to get up from the couch all afternoon.
And, although everything finally ended 0-0, the match did not disappoint. With one less for much of the second half, PSG could not take advantage of the chances they had and, on OM's side, despite the extra man, they could not find the ways to hurt the Parisian team.
But beyond the process of the match, what most Argentines were waiting for was the reunion between Sampaoli and Leo after what was the elimination in the round of 16 of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where there were certain differences between the coach and The best player in the world.
And, although the cameras did not capture the moment of the greeting, it was Sampaoli himself who referred to the meeting with Leo at the stadium and gave details of that moment. "We greet each other normally. At this time we were rivals, at another time we were partners, so just that: the respect as always," began the DT.
In addition, in the same vein, he added: "The particular way in which it was given, a classic match, facing Leo -which was unthinkable-, also makes this an extra motivation for us. So we liked it the type of game that was played and against the rival that was played. We are growing and we hope to continue growing with this and improving game by game ".