He signed in the summer of 2021, after failing to continue at Barça or having his bill reduced by 50%
It was difficult for him to adjust the first season and he got better in the second. He has won three titles and if he plays on Saturday he will have played 75 games
Leo Messi arrived at PSG on Tuesday 10 August 2021, after his sad departure from Barcelona. The Argentine phenomenon, who had made his debut in October 2004 with the Barça first team and played 778 official matches, wanted to continue, but Even 50% of the file could not be downloaded. Messi left Barça with tears in his eyes. As he himself acknowledged in an exciting press conference that he gave on Sunday August 8, “I wasn’t ready for this.”
That Tuesday, August 10, he stepped on the grass of the Parque de los Príncipes and posed with his new shirt, that of PSG, with the number 30, the same one with which he made his debut for the FC Barcelona first team against Espanyol on 16 October 2004, replacing Deco.
The next day, Wednesday 11 August, it was presented and secured “Playing with Neymar and Mbappé is crazy”as well as confessing that leaving Barcelona after a long time “was tough, everyone knows that after a long time, but now I’m happy.”
Messi He made his PSG debut on August 29, 2021 at the Stade de Reims (0-2). He came on in the 66th minute for Neymar. It was 10:10 pm The truth is that the Argentine had a hard time adapting in his first year and, at most, chained 10 consecutive games.
He won Ligue 1 with four games to go (against Lens, 1-1) and contributed 6 goals and 14 assists. In February 2022, he equaled goals with Pelé (758) in his professional career (672 for Barça).
His second season in Paris was better: he revalidated the Ligue 1 title and, previously, he had been proclaimed champion of the French Super Cup (in July 2022, against Nantes). Messi has 16 goals and 16 assists this season and he still has one game pending, next Saturday against Clermont.
Anyway, Messi’s waiting topic at PSG was the Champions League. In two seasons in the Parisian team, his team fell to the round of 16. The first season against Real Madrid and the second against Bayern Munich.
Messi’s numbers at PSG
- Games played: 74
- Games won: 49
- Games tied: 13
- Games lost: 12
- Goals: 31
- Assists: 35
- Minutes: 6,420
- Titles: 3
- Yellow cards: 1
- Red cards: 0