Paris Saint Germain (PSG) forward Lionel Messi has returned to training ahead of Champions League clash against Manchester City on Tuesday. The Argentine star missed the last two games for the Ligue 1 franchise after picking up a knee injury in PSG’s 2-1 win over Lyon, a few days back.
Following the injury, Messi was doubtful for the game against Pep Guardiola’s men. However, the Ligue 1 giants shared the pictures of Messi’s training, confirming the return of the Argentine star. Notably, Messi’s return is going to be a huge boost in the remarkable clash when PSG take on Man City. Fans across the globe have shown their excitement referring to the clash as ‘GOATball’ implying the return of the GOAT- Lionel Messi.
Here’s how the fans reacted:
Fans took a sly dig that opponents Man City would have been shaken with the news.
City must be shaking
— Rafhina Ælcantara (@LcantaraRafhina) September 27, 2021
Others were happy to hear about the return of Messi, and hailed the legend.
he almost broke his leg a week ago and now he’s training? he’s a monster. Incredible
— 🇦🇷 (@1mm1x) September 27, 2021
Thank God king Messi is back.
— Angelo (@Angelo_Sudiya) September 27, 2021
Some fans also expressed their excitement for the Pep-Messi clash.
Can't wait to see Messi face his former manager pep. I pray that he scores🙏🙏🙏
— Broreen Jonathans🌍 (@BroreenJ) September 27, 2021
Dear PEP do u think choosing some 1 over messi was your wise decision???
Watch how GOAT gonna make u wounded
— Nabeelmhd (@Nabeelmhd6) September 27, 2021
Although regarded as one of the best footballers of the contemporary times, Lionel Messi is yet to score a goal for his new club. It’ll be exciting to see the PSG forward taking on City in the Champions League clash and scoring for the side. Fans are anticipating that the ex-Barcelona star could possibly score his first goal for PSG against his former manager Pep Guardiola in the UCL game. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner will look to redeem himself as PSG will aim to register a win in order to get a lead early on in Champions League. Mauricio Pochettino’s men are currently placed second in the group just below opponents Manchester City.