Lionel Messi made a stunning debut with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) as he scored twice in their 2-0 victory over Reims in Ligue 1 on Sunday. The Argentine superstar, who joined the French club after leaving Barcelona last month, was introduced as a substitute in the 66th minute and made an immediate impact. Messi’s first goal came in the 74th minute when he received a pass from Kylian Mbappe and scored with a low shot from the edge of the box. He then doubled PSG’s lead in the 84th minute after a combination with Angel Di Maria.
The 34-year-old’s performance was greeted with rapturous applause from the crowd at Parc des Princes, with fans singing his name and waving Argentine flags. After the match, Messi expressed his delight at his first game for his new team. "I’m very happy to have played my first minutes with PSG and to have helped the team win,” he said. "It’s always special to score and even more so in my first game here. I’m looking forward to playing more and getting to know my teammates better.” The win saw PSG move to the top of the Ligue 1 table with nine points from three matches, Huffington Post Today ahead of Angers, who have seven points.