The seven-time Ballon d’Or converted his first direct free kick in Rouge et Bleu on Saturday, against Nice.
Lionel Messi, first! After an unsuccessful attempt earlier in the game, the 35-year-old Argentinian international striker catapulted the ball into the back of the net in the 29th minute on Saturday against Nice at the Parc des Princes on the ninth day of the French championship. His 18th goal with PSG, the seventh since the start of the season. But not just any goal: his first from a direct free kick! A candy, obviously from the left, which left no chance for the Danish goalkeeper of the Gym, Kasper Schmeichel. It was Dante who made a mistake on… Messi, full axis, about twenty meters from the Nice cage. The « Pulga » wrapped his shot to go over the wall and find the back of the net. Silky.
Obviously, Lionel Messi is a regular of the genre. Moreover, he had already scored from a free kick on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, during the 3-0 victory of « his » Argentina team against Jamaica, in New Jersey. It is the 60th free kick of the native of Rosario in his career, between FC Barcelona, Albiceleste and therefore Paris Saint-Germain.