Lionel Messi He is such a sublime footballer that sometimes even opponents have to stand up and applaud his genius. Watch the video below:
The Paris Saint-Germain star produced another magical moment on Saturday when his side beat Clermont Foot in their opening game of the new Ligue 1.
It wasn’t just Paris Saint-Germain supporters who were stunned by the Argentine’s overall performance.
Fans of the home side Clermont Ford applauded the striker and chanted his name from the stands after he scored his sensational acrobatic goal in the final minutes.
Others bowed to Messi in a show of respect for the Argentina international.
The goal also garnered huge praise on social media.
“You can’t look at this incredible little man and not think he’s a goat,” one fan tweeted.
Messi 2 goals and assists tonight. The diminutive genius is finding his incredible footing at Paris Saint-Germain.
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) August 6, 2022
Messi’s goal is unbelievable, sensational. It’s ridiculous and the action behind it is amazing. Leandro Paredes’ passing quality was good, but Messi’s touch and agility completed the world. 5-0 PSG, some quality goals, but this is the best.
— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) August 6, 2022
Another added: “Messi’s goal was unbelievable, sensational. Absolutely ridiculous, the action at the back was fantastic.
“Leandro Paredes’ passing quality is good, but Messi’s touch and agility complete the world.”
Messi only scored six goals in Ligue 1 last season, but his second year in France looks poised for an even more successful season.
He will be hoping to continue his terrific form when Paris Saint-Germain return for Saturday’s game against Montpellier.