To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert
Advert
Advert

Lionel Messi scores brilliant free-kick for PSG, the pitchside adverts changed to 'GOAT' the moment he hit it

Rory O'Callaghan

Published 
| Last updated 

Lionel Messi scores brilliant free-kick for PSG, the pitchside adverts changed to 'GOAT' the moment he hit it

Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi continued his excellent goalscoring form with a sensational free-kick against Nice.

The 35-year-old now looks back to his brilliant best after a difficult debut season in French football.

Prior to Saturday's Ligue 1 match against Nice, Messi had already scored six goals and provided eight assists for PSG this season.

Loading…

Advert

He also scored four goals while on international duty with Argentina on their tour of the United States last month.

Messi carried on his excellent form against Nice on Saturday, putting PSG ahead at the Parc des Princes with a superb free-kick.

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner won the foul himself, surging forwards and beating two players before being brought down just outside the area.

He then curled unstoppable effort past Nice goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and into the top corner to give PSG the lead after 28 minutes.

Advert

Eagle-eyed fans spotted that at the moment Messi struck the ball, the pitchside adverts changed to show the word 'GOAT'.

PSG supporters on social media were also quick to label Messi the greatest of all time after his latest goal, which helped the home side win 2-1.

"Was, is and forever will be the GOAT," wrote one fan on Twitter.

Advert

While another added: "The Best EVER", followed by the goat emoji.

Messi's form this season is all the more remarkable, considering his struggles last term.

Advert

He managed just six league goals in his debut season with PSG after joining the club on a two-year deal from Barcelona in 2021.

Despite reports linking him with a return to the Nou Camp next season, Messi insists he is happy in France after finally acclimatising to his new surroundings.

"I feel good, I feel different from last year. I knew it was going to be like this," said the Argentine.

Advert

"I'm more comfortable with the club, the dressing room, my teammates, the game. I feel very good again, so I'm starting to enjoy it again."

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Lionel Messi, Paris Saint-Germain, Football, Nice, Ligue 1

Rory O'Callaghan
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

MLS star signs 'shortest contract in football history' that has never been seen in the Premier League

2 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Paul Pogba 'handed lengthy ban' after failing anti-doping test

11 hours ago