One pundit couldn’t help but lose himself in the moment, as Lionel Messi scored his first goal for PSG, and no one can really blame him.
Messi’s start to life at PSG hadn’t been the perfect one that most were hoping for, or even expecting, and he’d already had a mini falling out with Mauricio Pochettino.
The Ligue 1 giants had also drawn their opening Champions League group game with Club Brugge, despite starting with Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe upfront together.
On Tuesday night they faced Premier League champions Manchester City in their second game in the group, in a match becoming known as El Cashico, or El Gasico.
Messi provided the most brilliant moment of the game, to put his side 2-0 up in the 74th minute, and BT Sport pundit Julian Laurens, working on the Goals Show, lost his composure for a minute, and it was glorious.
— BT Sport (@btsport) September 28, 2021
— Julien Laurens (@LaurensJulien) September 28, 2021
The reaction from the Frenchman is perfectly understandable and it’s the kind of moment from the PSG forward that we’ve all been waiting for.
Not everything at the Parc des Princes had been going well this season, despite good results in the league, with reports that Messi was keeping Gianluigi Donnarumma out of the team and that Mbappe was complaining about Neymar not passing to him.
However on Tuesday things clicked into place for Pochettino’s side, despite having to do plenty of defending, and needing a bit of luck.
Idrissa Gueye put the French team ahead in the first half, with a brilliant strike, during a good period for the home side, but they should have gone into the break level.
Raheem Sterling headed the ball onto the cross bar, from Kevin de Bruyne’s brilliant cross, and from the rebound Bernardo Silva managed to miss a virtually open net from two yards out.
The second half needed plenty of rearguard action from the hosts and the likes of Marquinhos, Marco Verratti and Gueye were in inspired form.
That was until Messi’s moment of brilliance, and Mbappe’s backheel, secured all three points for the Parisians and left one BT pundit particularly happy.
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