·4 February 2023
·4 February 2023
Lionel Messi scored a beauty for Paris Saint-Germain in their Ligue 1 clash with Toulouse on Saturday afternoon.
PSG were without star duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe for the game at Stadium de Toulouse.
Both players missed out through injury.
Thankfully, they were able to call upon arguably the greatest player of all time, Messi.
Messi has been in superb form this season and he was at his very best once again against Le Téfécé.
The Argentine scored the winner as PSG narrowly overcame their opponents.
Toulouse took a surprise lead in the 20th minute when Branco van den Boomen found the back of the net.
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PSG battled back and restored parity 18 minutes later.
Achraf Hakimi took aim from 20 yards out and curled a superb effort into the top corner.
Messi gave his side the lead 13 minutes after the restart with another superb finish.
The ball fell to the Argentine just outside the box and his left-footed effort nestled in the bottom corner. View the goal below...
What a finish from Messi. He continues to make football look so, so easy.
That was his 14th goal of the season, and his ninth in Ligue 1.
His goal proved to be the winner as PSG won 2-1 and picked up another three points.
PSG have now extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to eight points.
Marseille will have the chance to reduce the deficit when they host Nice at Stade Velodrome on Sunday evening.
PSG are next in action on Wednesday when they take on Marseille in their French Cup last 16 clash.
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