Last season, it took Lionel Messi quite a while for him to score his first goal of the campaign. This season, it has only taken him a mere one match to open up his goal-scoring account.
In the opening half of PSG’s 2022 Trophee des Champions Final against Nantes, Neymar played the role of a playmaker for Messi, as he sent in a keen pass over the Argentine in the final third. From there, Messi was able to retrieve the ball and round Nantes goalkeeper Alban Lafont for an effortless goal.
¡GOOOL DEL PSG! 🔴🔵
Leo Messi pone el 1-0 para los parisinos
— beIN SPORTS Español (@ESbeINSPORTS) July 31, 2022
WHAT A GOAL FROM MESSI pic.twitter.com/YOKKu6k5a2
— J. (@Messilizer) July 31, 2022
On Neymar’s part, he has picked up where he left off last season, as he has now logged at least one goal contribution in his last eight appearances for PSG.