Messi scored on his return to PSG to help the defending champions get back on track in Ligue 1 with a home victory over Angers. Messi scored on his return to PSG to help the reigning Ligue 1 champions get back on track with a home victory against Angers. PSG entered the Ligue 1 battle on the heels of a disappointing loss to Lens and required a champion-like response. Hugo Ekitike tapped in Nordi Mukiele’s cross from the middle of the penalty area to give the home team the lead after just five minutes. The goal gave the home side control of the match.
Messi scored on his return to PSG to help defending champions
In the second half, Angers attempted a comeback, with Abdallah Sima missing their best opportunity. Messi scored his team’s second goal in the 72nd minute, with Mukiele serving as the night’s second provider. Angers lost to their tenth consecutive loss, leaving them stuck at the bottom of the table. PSG was not seriously threatened for the remainder of the match. In contrast, PSG regained their six-point advantage over second-place Lens after Strasbourg tied them 2-2. With Kylian Mbappe due to return from his break to complete the three of Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe, the French champions once again appear to be league favourites.