Messi, who was playing for PSG for the first time since the World Cup triumph with Argentina, initiated the first goal on Wednesday evening and scored the second himself after an attack he had also initiated. “We scored two wonderful goals,” said Galtier, who also liked Messi’s interaction with Neymar. “They first had to find their places again, their connection, they did that very well at a good technical level.”
Calm and light-footed
Nordi Mukiele, who scored both goals, was no less impressed by Messi’s performance. “I know that he is a technically very talented player. I just had to pass him a pass, he was able to shoot right,” the defender explained the perfectly combined goal to make it 2-0, which also stood up to the video evidence – Messi was exactly right moment started.