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Highlights: Lionel Messi keeps career-long streak alive with trademark goal vs Lille

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Highlights: Lionel Messi keeps career-long streak alive with trademark goal vs Lille

 

Lionel Messi provided a glimpse of his brilliant best on Sunday evening, as Paris Saint-Germain made the trip to Lille for a crunch Ligue 1 showdown.

The free agent summer arrival has of course been routinely singled out for criticism since making the move to the French capital, owing to an opening half to the campaign not exactly befitting of a 7-time Ballon d’Or winner.

This evening, though, Messi, and PSG as a whole for that matter, have looked very much back on form.

The former has already secured for himself both a goal and an assist, with his finish having brought about flashbacks of ‘vintage Messi’.

After picking the ball up inside Lille’s penalty area on the back of a searing burst from Kylian Mbappe, the Argentine veteran dinked the most nonchalant of efforts beyond Ivo Grbic, and into the hosts’ net:

In the process, meanwhile, Messi kept a remarkable career-spanning streak alive, having now found the net in each of the last 18 calendar years:

PSG cruising

Messi’s contribution, though, as alluded to above, has come as only one aspect of a much-improved all-round performance on the part of Paris Saint-Germain.

Since seeing Lille pull level just shy of the half-hour mark, the Ligue 1 table-toppers have run riot, to the tune of four further goals, the pick of which came courtesy of Kylian Mbappe:

 

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