Lionel Messi returned to action on Wednesday as PSG faced Montpellier in an away game in the French Ligue 1. With no Neymar, losing mbappe to injury in the first half and also a penalty miss, PSG was able to defeat their opponents 2 goals to nothing.
Mbappe missed a golden chance in the first half as his penalty was saved. He was allowed to retake the penalty and it was saved again. Ruiz scored the opening goal for PSG in the second half. Lionel Messi doubled their lead in the 72nd minute.
Messi has now scored 9 league goals this season. It was also his 697th league goal in his career. He has now surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo to become the player with the most club goals in the history of the top 5 leagues. He scored his 697th goal in his 833th appearances which is 85 games fewer than Ronaldo.
LIONEL MESSI GOAL AGAINST MONTPELLIER
– 9th league goal this season
– 14th PSG goal this season
– 25th PSG goal overall
– 697th club goal
– 795th senior career goal