The arrival of Lionel Messi in PSG continues taking the spotlight anytime his new team steps into the field. It's been a long wait but the Argentine star has finally started for Mauricio Pochettino's side in a sour draw against Club Brugge in the opening round of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League.
Messi has had to wait to suit up for Paris Saint-Germain following a month of holidays after the 2021 Copa America triumph with Argentina. This was just his second appearance for the French side and it was his first time as a starter.
Needless to say, fans from all around the world were looking forward to seeing Leo in UCL action. However, it wasn't a night to remember for Paris nor Messi as they were held by the hosts.
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Although his arrival has taken the soccer world by storm and has been on the limelight for the last few months, it seems like we'll have to wait at least for another game to see Messi's impact on the field.
Lionel came from wonderful performances in the South American 2022 World Cup Qualifiers but he couldn't carry that level to PSG's opening game in the Champions League. Check out the best memes and reactions.
Messi's journey in Paris has just begun and he'll probably have plenty of time to score his first goal. In the meantime, he has to keep on adapting to life away from Barcelona, and fans need to be patient to see him thrive.