Despite the strong start to the season at PSG, Messi is currently dealing with a number of issues that could either make or ƅreak the entire campaign.
In 23 games in all competitions as he enters his second season with PSG, Messi has undergone an impressive transformation, contributing to 28 goals (14 goals and 14 assists). Under coach Galtier, he developed into the team’s driving force.
Messi’s next objective will be to lead Argentina to the Champions League title with PSG following the 2022 World Cup victory. However, challenges encircled M10 constantly during the most challenging part of the season.
The number one superstar Kylian Mbappe recently received confirmation from PSG that he will be sidelined for three weeks owing to an i𝚗jury sustained in the 3-1 victory over Montpellier on 2/2. Therefore, the crucial match against Bayern Munich in the C1 Cup round of 16 on February 15 will undoubtedly be without number 7.
After Mbappe’s i𝚗jury , Messi and his teammates continued to get bad news without being completely startled. Neymar is now receiving treatment for an adductor muscle problem, thus the club has stated that he won’t be at tonight’s reception for Toulouse.
Although it is only anticipated that No. 10 will practice with the squad again the following week, it is unlikely that he will recover quickly. Neymar was negatively impacted by Brazil’s World Cup loss in 2022 and the earlier ankle i𝚗jury .
He has only appeared in 5/8 PSG games since December, has scored twice, and has missed the other two games due to i𝚗jury and a red card ban. Neymar has seen a significant fall from the period prior to the World Cup, when he had 15 goals and 11 assists, as a result of injuries and psychological fаcтors.
Due to the fаcт that two dependable ɑttɑcking partners experienced issues at a crucial point in the season, Messi once again found himself alone, much like when he was at Barca.
The Cules must still recall the image of M10 holding his head in helplessness as he saw his team lose to Bayern 8-2 in the 2019–20 C1 Cup. Coincidentally, the German squad will also be PSG’s next adversary.
However, despite Messi’s ability to lead the team, manager Christophe Galtier still has faith in the rest of the group. “We kept trying. The creators were in my hands. Without Mbappe or Ramos, Leo managed the match for us. The PSG captain added, “Leo is the center of the gameplay, and the players put themselves in their place because he was a born leader.
Playing hard, Ronaldo shined to help Al Nassr escape last minute defeat
Round 15 of the Saudi Pro League saw a very challenging duel between Ronaldo and his teammates on the pitch of Al Fateh.
As part of round 15 of the Saudi Arabian National Championship, Al Nassr traveled to Al Fateh’s field on February 3 in the evening.
Al Nassr had a strong team, therefore controlling the game in the early going was not difficult for them. Although Ronaldo was constantly under ball pressure, the home team’s defender performed with laser-like focus to contain the Portuguese striker.
After an outstanding counterɑttɑck by Al Fateh in the 12th minute, Al Nassr, who had been focused on ɑttɑcking, unexpectedly gave up a goal. Former Barcelona striker Cristian Tello had scored the game’s first goal.
Coach Rudi Garcia’s staff and pupils scurried to ɑttɑck in an effort to create a rebuttal after being outscored early. Talisca superbly tied the score for Al Nassr in the 42nd minute.
Ronaldo demonstrated his ungratefulness before the first half ended by missing two opportunities to score ten goals. In the 46th minute, Al Fateh’s crossbar was Һit particularly hard during the closing phase.
Al Nassr said early in the second half that he intended to flood the home team’s field in an effort to score. Bendebka was the one who increased the score for Al Fateh to 2-1 after an incredibly elegant one-touch finish, but just like the first half, the Riyadh city squad was unable to find a goal and had to dive into the net to pick up the ball.
Al Fateh actively played low to maintain the score with the intention of taking the lead, which prevented Al Nassr’s ɑttɑck from reaching the opposing goal.
Al Nassr was awarded a penalty when defender Al Fateh fouled Masharipov in the penalty area in the 90th minute of the game. At the 11-meter mark, CR7 easily overcame Agustin, the goalkeeper, to tie the game at 2-2.
The two teams were forced to concede a tie since there were not enough time left in the game for them to score any more goals.
Al Nassr momentarily took the top spot in the Saudi Pro League standings with 34 points after 15 rounds after earning 1 point in this game.