Lionel Messi was in Qatar on Wednesday as Paris Saint-Germain prepared for its friendly against Riyadh All-Star XI. The Argentine returned to Doha, where arguably his most significant career accomplishment occurred, winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
As a result, Qatar’s residents are very fond of Messi and during PSG’s open training sessions with fans in attendance, they showed the 35-year-old plenty of love.
Messi scored while training and once the ball went past goalkeeper Keylor Navas, the crowd erupted into applause and cheers for the veteran.
¡Gritan hasta los del entrenamiento! Leo Messi le metió un gol a Keylor Navas en la práctica de PSG en Doha y el público presente se volvió loco…
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