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PSG wears special kit against Monaco to celebrate Lionel Messi’s recent Ballon d’Or win

The Parisian were seen wearing a gold-tinted kit as a tribute to the 34-year-old for his remarkable achievement on the back of a year which saw him end Argentina's long drought of an international title with the Copa America win.

Saurabh Ganguly Editor

Updated - 13 December 2021 8:33 pm

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Highlights
  • PSG remain at the top of the Ligue 1 table with 45 points from 18 matches.
  • PSG completed a comprehensive 2-0 win over Monaco on Sunday night with star youngster Kylian Mbappe netting a brace.

Lionel Messi recently extended his record Ballon d’Or tally to clinch the award for the seventh time ahead of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski who had an exceptional year. To celebrate the Argentine’s incredible achievement, Messi’s club Paris Saint-Germain released a special jersey and donned it during their league match against Monaco.

The Parisian were seen wearing a gold-tinted kit as a tribute to the 34-year-old for his remarkable achievement on the back of a year which saw him end Argentina’s long drought of an international title with the Copa America win. Meanwhile, PSG’s special kit even had the teams’ iconic blue colour but with gold numbers and letters on the back. The pictures of the same are now trending online.

Check out the pictures here:

“I’m really proud to win the France Football Ballon d’Or once again,” Messi had stated as quoted on the club’s official website.

“It’s incredible to win it for the seventh time. I would like to thank my family, my friends and all the people who follow me and always support me, because without them I couldn’t have done it,” he added.

The club’s Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi also took this opportunity to congratulate the legendary footballer.

“I would like to warmly congratulate Leo,” he said.

“The club is immensely proud that one of our players has won this most prestigious and coveted title,” he added.

“Leo is making football history once again. Along with all our supporters around the world, we are delighted to be able to enjoy one of most iconic footballers of all time in the Rouge & Bleu shirt,” he further stated.

As far as the result of the match is concerned, PSG completed a comprehensive 2-0 win over Monaco on Sunday night with star youngster Kylian Mbappe netting a brace. He scored the first goal in the 12th minute and added another in the 45th minute to ensure a win for the side.

PSG remain at the top of the Ligue 1 table with 45 points from 18 matches, comfortably clear ofย  Marseille who are at 32 points from 17 matches.

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