Lionel Messi has pulled French soccer champions Paris Saint-Germain out of a minor crisis amid heated debates over his future.
After the last two defeats, the Argentinian world champion scored the first goal in the 26th minute when the leaders made it 2-0 (1-0) at OGC Nice. The advantage over pursuers RC Lens in Ligue 1 is six points.
Messi (36) could return to FC Barcelona in the summer. Recently, a club-related source told the AFP news agency that the superstar’s departure from PSG at the end of the contract was “much more likely” than staying. The second Paris goal on Saturday night was scored by Sergio Ramos (76th).