Lionel Messi shocked his family in the stands after hitting the crossbar with a thunderbolt freekick against Marseille.
It was a fiery game between the two giants in French football saw both sides struggle to control and pin down the opponents effectively.
PSG had a slight advantage with the ball possession but could not make it count as the game continued.
The PSG trio, Messi, Mbappe, and Neymar, were effectively marked out by the Marseille defense.
Nevertheless, there was a moment of brilliance as Lionel Messi pulled a stunner just a few minutes into the first half of the game.
Marseille had conceded a freekick outside the box, and the seven times balloon d’Or winner was ready to take the freekick.
Marseille used multiple walls to defend the ball against the goals as the 35-year-old prepared to take the freekick.
How Messi beat the multiple walls by Marseille still remains a magical feat yet to be unraveled.
The legendary former Barcelona playmaker took the free kick in with a powerful left-footed strike.
The missile strike flew at lightening speed over the Marseille wall and headed straight to the crossbar.
Despite not giving the host the lead, the style and manner Messi delivered the free kick was magical.
Messi’s family, who were at the stand at Parc Des Princes, were equally shocked at the strike.
After the fiery strike, Marseille were able to clear the ball from their half, but the freekick will indeed continue to make headlines.
Lionel Messi has been in his best form for PSG this season, unlike last season, when he struggled to adapt to a strange football terrain after several years in La Liga.
Lionel Messi has already netted 6 times in the French Ligue 1. He also has 8 assists.
Messi admitted that he is happy at PSG and is gradually returning to his game in Paris.
Messi left Barcelona after the Catalans admitted they couldn’t foot his wage bills without colliding with La Liga Fair Play Rules.
One of the challenges he cited was the struggle to move his family from Spain after they had already felt at home.
As things are, it is clear that Lionel Messi and his family are gradually adapting to their new home.
Lionel Messi is married to Antonella Roccuzzo, and they have three beautiful kids together – Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro. They were all present for the Marseille game.
Messi’s family are his biggest fan as they reportedly support their dad and husband, joining him in the stands to cheer him off the victory.
PSG finally grabbed a win in the encounter, with Neymar scoring in the 45+2 minute to secure all three points for the Parisians.
PSG have remained unbeaten this season and is currently top of the French Ligue 1 table.
Despite not finding the back of the net in the game, Lionel Messi is on top of his game at PSG.
His contract with the French Ligue 1 giants will expire at the end of the season amid reports linking him to a Barcelona return.