Lionel Messi is experiencing an unusual situation in his career: pure fervor of the fans and affection, something that did not happen in Barcelona. On August 14, he stepped onto the playing field when he was presented in the preview of the victory over Racing Strasbourg and days later he already had his debut with his new team.
Since then, his first two games have been away: 24 minutes in the victory over Reims by 2 to 0 and last Wednesday he played the entire match against Bruges of Belgium for the Champions League, in what was a tepid draw. It was in that same game in Belgium, that he played his first minutes with the new trident, which he forms together with Kylian Mbappé and Neymar, but sadly for the Parisians, they could not get the 3 points.
In fact, with Lionel Messi on the court, Paris Saint Germain is a long way from reaching the numbers he would like. With the Argentine on the court, they only scored 2 goals, and received another two. In his first game, he entered the game 2 to 0, and made sure that the result was not dangerous, until reaching the end of the game. With Bruges, he played the 90 minutes, but his team could not get the victory, and the match was even.
His debut at Parc des Princes was not what he expected either. In fact, Mauricio Pochettino decided to replace him when there were still 15 minutes to go, and the team equaled 1 to 1. To make matters worse, his team ended up winning on the last play of the match, and he must have seen it from the outside, making it clear that things are not going as I imagined.
Lionel Messi: How were his first games at PSG?
Lionel Messi's first games at Paris Saint Germain did not turn out what he expected. In his debut, he played a few minutes in the victory against Reims, but the rival made him feel the vigor of what awaits him in Ligue 1.
On the other hand, the second against Brugge, and when everyone considered him a favorite to stay with the Champions League game and a surprising draw left football scholars speechless. The third, in his debut at Parc des Princes, was replaced by the coach when the game was still even, in what ended up being a victory against Lyon.
Lionel Messi: Why didn't he play at Metz - PSG today?
Lionel Messi was not present in Paris Saint-Germain against FC Metz, for the seventh date of the French Ligue 1, because of a contusion in the left knee, which in turn would have motivated the exit -visibly annoying- in the second half 2-1 against Olympique de Lyon last Sunday.
Lionel Messi: One more in the team
The truth is that Lionel Messi will have to understand that he is no longer master and lord as was the case in Barcelona. It is that in the Spanish team he was literally a king, and to understand why in France he still did not write his history, and because he is surrounded by great names who are at his height.