Lionel Messi continued his impressive start to the campaign with another goal in PSG’s victory on Saturday night and many are wondering why he hasn’t played in the Premier League yet.
Yes, the Premier League remains attractive and fascinating, but if you’re not up to date with Paris Saint-Germain’s fortunes this season, you’re missing out.
You are missing Lionel Messi’s enduring and incomprehensible brilliance. Sometimes, by the way, it’s worth taking a moment to contemplate Messi’s genius and one of those moments came after he scored twice and provided two assists in PSG’s 7-2 rout of Maccabi Haifa in La Liga. of Champions.
It was Messi’s 50th appearance for PSG and he marked it with, among other things of beauty, an out-of-the-boot finish for the first goal that summed up his unique excellence.
There has never been a more instinctive, creative and resourceful player than Messi (below). He is really special, which is why it will be a shame if – as seems likely – he ends his career without playing in the Premier League. It’s not a shame for him, of course. Not even a little.
What he did for a big club like Barcelona was truly remarkable and his legacy will not have been reduced by an iota if he hangs up his boots without having played football for English clubs.
But a pity for us, a pity that we were not able to see this magician produce his sorcery week after week, first hand. The statistics are jaw-dropping – the two against Maccabi mean Messi now has 129 Champions League goals, just 11 behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s total.
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