Lionel Messi scores on Paris Saint-Germain return | Actual Madrid beat Valencia to succeed in Spanish Tremendous Cup remaining | Soccer Information | Technoscoob
Lionel Messi scored on his return to membership responsibility to assist Paris Saint-Germain to a 2-0 victory over Angers in Ligue 1.
Messi was making his first look since he starred within the World Cup remaining for Argentina in Qatar on December 18 however initially it was Hugo Ekitike who stole the present at Parc des Princes.
Ekitike, 20, scored after solely 5 minutes and, with basement outfit Angers holding their very own, it appeared set to be the distinction till Messi produced an aesthetic end with 18 minutes left.
The World Cup winner exchanged passes with Neymar, after the pair each placed on t-shirts in tribute for the late Pele within the warm-up, earlier than discovering Sergio Ramos with the surface of his boot. Nordi Mukiele then threaded the ball into the trail of Messi, who slotted house for his thirteenth objective of the season for PSG.
It was initially dominated out for offside however overturned after a VAR verify and helped the leaders prolong their benefit on the prime of Ligue 1 to 6 factors after Lens needed to accept a 2-2 draw at Strasbourg.
Second-placed Lens noticed Alexis Claude-Maurice and Lois Openda web at Stade de la Meinau however targets by Sanjin Prcic and Kevin Gameiro for the hosts secured a draw.
Marseille stay third within the desk after they secured a high-quality 2-0 win at Troyes after targets from Chancel Mbemba and Jordan Veretout.
9-man Rennes misplaced 2-1 away to Clermont after Johan Gastien’s stoppage-time winner however keep fourth whereas Lorient leapfrogged Monaco to maneuver as much as fifth after a 2-1 win over Philippe Clement’s males.
A brace by Ross Barkley helped Good reply to Lucien Favre’s sacking with a 6-1 thrashing of Montpellier. Arsenal loanee Nicolas Pepe additionally hit a double.
Nantes and Lyon couldn’t be separated and needed to accept a 0-0 draw.
Elsewhere, Auxerre suffered a 5-0 house defeat to Toulouse, Brest and Lille performed out a stalemate and Reims received 1-0 at Ajaccio.
Thibaut Courtois was the hero for Actual Madrid in Saudi Arabia after he helped them beat Valencia 4-3 on penalties to progress into the ultimate of the Spanish Tremendous Cup.
Karim Benzema’s first-half spot-kick was cancelled out by Samuel Lino’s effort early within the second half and, regardless of extra-time, penalties had been required.
Benzema, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Marco Asensio all scored for Carlo Ancelotti’s males and Courtois saved from Jose Gaya after Eray Comert had missed with Valencia’s second kick to safe a semi-final victory.
In Italy, AC Milan crashed out of the Coppa Italia after a 1-0 house defeat to Torino. Koffi Djidji was proven a pink card within the seventieth minute however Michel Adopo struck in additional time for the ten males.