Lionel Messi he is such a great footballer than sometimes even the opposition had to stand and applaud his genius. Watch the video below:
The Paris Saint-Germain star produced another moment of magic on Saturday as his side crushed Clermont Foot in the opening game of the new Ligue 1 season.
It wasn’t just PSG fans who were delighted by the Argentine’s overall performance.
After he scored his stunning acrobatic goal late on, home fans Clermont Foot applauded the striker and chanted his name in the stands.
Others bowed to Messi as a sign of respect for the Argentina international.
The goal has also drawn huge praise on social media.
“You can’t look at this incredible little man and not think he’s THE KING,” wrote one fan on Twitter.
2 goals and an assist for Messi tonight. The little genius is finding his incredible feet at PSG.
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) August 6, 2022
Incredible goal from Messi, shocking. Absolutely ridiculous, the rear drive is great. The pass from Leandro Paredes is quality, but Messi’s touch and agility to finish is out of this world. 5-0 PSG, some quality goals but this is the best of the lot.
— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) August 6, 2022
Another added: “Unbelievable goal from Messi, shocking. Absolutely ridiculous, great move back.
“The pass from Leandro Paredes is quality, but Messi’s touch and agility to finish is out of this world.”
Messi only managed six goals in Ligue 1 last season, but it already looks like he will have a much more successful season in his second year in France.
He will be hoping to continue his excellent form when PSG return to action against Montpellier on Saturday.