PSG Fans Welcomed The King Of Football Messi And Gave a Huge Ovation.
Lionel Andrés Messi, professionally recognized as Leo Messi, smiled and looked transfixed as Paris Saint-Germain fans chanted the soccer great's name — "Leo Messi, Leo Messi" — before Saturday's French league's 4-2 win against Strasbourg.
A four-time Champions League and six-time Golden Ball winner Messi joined PSG after his new deal with Barcelona sensationally collapsed and left him in tears.
Lionel Messi chooses jersey number 30 as Neymar already belongs to jersey number 10 in PSG.
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On 10 August, Messi joined the French club Paris Saint-Germain. He signed a two-year deal until June 2023 with an option for an extra year.
As noted by Yahoo Sports, Messi chose the number 30 jersey, the same number he wore as a teenager when he made his senior debut for Barcelona.
Messi is not yet a match fit, although he has started training with PSG. Coach Christophe Galtier returned to Lille and punished his old club as Nice won 4-0 earlier Saturday.
Striker Kasper Dolberg and midfielder Hichem Boudaoui scored inside the first four minutes, with lively forward Amine Gouiri involved in both.
Alongside Messi, Italy's Euro 2020 star goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, and former Inter Milan right-back Achraf Hakimi were all welcomed by the Paris football fans.
A prolific goalscorer and creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga. Now, all his fans are looking forward to his journey on PSG.
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