The season has officially concluded for Lionel Messi. The Rosario native played his final match of the season with the Argentine National Team against Australia, scoring a remarkable goal within the first two minutes of the friendly match during their tour in Asia. The Albiceleste emerged victorious with a 2-0 scoreline, and now Leo has bid farewell to Beijing as he embarks on his vacation.
A Season of Triumphs and Hardships for Messi
The 2022/23 campaign will forever hold significant memories for Messi, encompassing both triumphs and challenges. On one hand, he secured his first World Cup title in Qatar 2022, earning him the prestigious accolade of being named the best player in the world at the FIFA The Best awards. Conversely, he faced unprecedented hostility from the Paris Saint-Germain supporters, enduring constant jeers from his own fans to the point where his enjoyment waned.
During his time in China, Messi experienced a resurgence of affection from the fans, which culminated in heartwarming support prior to the match against Australia. After the victory, Messi took to social media to express his gratitude, emphasizing the remarkable support demonstrated by the fans in Asia: “Enjoying with @afaseleccion. Thank you very much to all the fans in China for their unwavering support!”
Karma Strikes PSG Fans Post-Messi Departure
Having unjustifiably mistreated the Argentine star while elevating Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain supporters now find themselves in a precarious position. There have been recent reports that Donatello, a key player for the team, is unwilling to extend his contract beyond 2025, prompting the board to contemplate his potential sale during the current transfer market.