In Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Lionel Messi has become his 'shadow'. Kalevadre has seen eye-catching performances at this club of Argentine retailers who have rocked the field in Barcelona.
However, the seven-time Ballon d'Or-winning star can only think of Saturday night as one of the best nights of his PSG career. On this day, it is as if he has been able to play as he pleases. Despite not scoring a goal, Messi's self-contained presence on the field has given relief to the PSG supporters.
PSG beat Saint-Etienne 3-1 at home in this match. Mauricio Pachettino's side are 16 points ahead in the league table.
After falling behind in the beginning, Mbabane scored a pair of goals. Messi contributed to both goals. Danilo Pereira scored the third goal with the help of MBAP.
Saint-Etienne have risen to the top of the table with 10 points from their last four matches. The team shook PSG in this match too.
In the 17th minute of the match, Denis Boanga gave Saint-Etienne the lead. The guests held this lead until three minutes before the break.
Finally, in the 42nd minute, PSG equalized with the skill of Messi-Mbap. Messi got a great pass from the right side in the D-box and beat the goalkeeper in the first touch.
The second goal also came in the understanding of this pair. In the 48th minute, Messi passed to Mbabane by cutting two opponents in the D-box. In the same way, the French forward sent the ball into the net.
Five minutes later, PSG secured the victory by scoring another goal. This time the goal scorer was Mbabane. Pereira made it 3-1 with a great header after getting the ball from his great cross.
PSG dominated the rest of the time. Another star Neymar could have scored in the 70th minute. However, his shot hit the post and came back.