PSG 2-0 Angers: Lionel Messi makes scoring return for PSG as the French champions see off bottom-placed Angers to stretch lead to six points at the top of the Ligue 1 table
Lionel Messi celebrated his return to competition after the World Cup by scoring a second-half goal as Paris St Germain extended their Ligue 1 lead to six points with a 2-0 home win against Angers on Wednesday.
Messi, who won the World Cup with Argentina, received a warm welcome from the Parc des Princes crowd and netted from close range in the 72nd minute to add to Hugo Ekitike’s first-half opener, putting PSG on 47 points from 18 games.
RC Lens stayed second but dropped two points in a 2-2 draw at strugglers Racing Strasbourg with all the goals being scored before the break.
Third-placed Olympique de Marseille are now two points adrift of Lens on 39 points after a 2-0 win over Troyes
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Lionel Messi was back in action and back on the scoresheet in PSG’s 2-0 victory over Angers