Whilst the phenomenal transfer of Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain has been completed, the world awaits a crowning moment for the Argentine magician. Lionel Messi has made his debut for PSG, playing in an away game against Stade de Reims on August 30th, but he is yet to find the back of the net for the Parisians. The former Barcelona player was not part of the PSG squad that faced Clermont due to his exertions for Argentina over the international break.
When Lionel Messi finally scores his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain, it has the potentials of breaking a couple of records and also set other ones for the 6-time Ballon d'Or winner. Lionel Messi's first goal for PSG will be his 475th league goal in his illustrious career but also the first league goal he'll be scoring for a team other than Barcelona. This would break his own record of the highest number of league goals scored for a single club.
Lionel Messi's first goal for Paris Saint-Germain will also end his run as the highest-scoring player in one league. All his 474 league goals have come for FC Barcelona. A record that he holds alone. Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player to have scored as many league goals as Messi has but Ronaldo has scored them across 4 leagues including the Portuguese Primera Liga, the English Premier League, the Spanish La Liga and the Italian Serie A.
Lionel Messi will have the chance to score a first league goal for Paris Saint-Germain when the Parisians welcome Lyon to the Parc des Princes on Saturday 19th September. Before then, Lionel Messi will be in action away at Club Brugge on Wednesday 15th September. Lionel Messi has not played in front of the PSG fans at Parc des Princes and will hope that when he does against Lyon, he'd be able to find the back of the net.