“He is a genius” – PSG captain Marquinhos hopes ‘decisive’ Lionel Messi will make the distinction in opposition to Real Madrid

PSG skipper Marquinhos has provided Argentine celebrity Lionel Messi a ‘decisive’ position for the Ligue 1 aspect in opposition to Real Madrid.

The Parisian membership journey to the Spanish capital to tackle Real Madrid within the second leg of the Champions League Spherical of 16 on Wednesday evening. Mauricio Pochettino’s aspect maintain a 1-0 benefit from the primary leg because of an impressive solo strike from star striker Kylian Mbappe.

Paris Saint-Germain dominated the sport on the Parc des Princes, however needed to wait till the 94th minute to interrupt by. Messi had the possibility to open the scoring earlier within the recreation however missed.

Nevertheless, Marquinhos backed the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner to make the distinction within the second leg for PSG.

“On the pitch you don’t see him, but he’s a player who has the ball and is decisive for the team, who provides assists,” Marquinhos informed Prime Video Sport France. quoted by PSG Speak.

“He’s a genius. I hope he scores lots and is in his evening in opposition to Real Madrid.

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Messi had an unimaginable report in opposition to Real Madrid, profitable 20 out of 46 video games in opposition to Los Blancos. The 34-year-old has registered a complete of 26 objectives and 14 assists in opposition to the La Liga giants and PSG will hope his celebrity can punish Real as soon as once more.

Messi has had a disappointing season by his very excessive requirements, discovering the again of the web simply seven occasions in 24 video games throughout all competitions. Nevertheless, he has change into the primary creator of Mauricio Pochettino’s aspect, having offered ten assists to this point.

The Argentine celebrity created 4 goalscoring possibilities within the first leg and had two photographs on Thibaut Courtois’ aim.

Can Messi ship PSG again to Champions League glory in the event that they beat Real Madrid?

Since their mega-money takeover, PSG have had nice success in French soccer, having change into the dominant pressure in Ligue 1.

Nevertheless, Champions League glory has eluded them to this point and this might grow to be their yr if they’ll knock Real Madrid out of the final 16.

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4-time Champions League winner Messi may play a decisive position whereas Paris Saint-Germain have loads of firepower all through their star squad.

This may very well be Kylian Mbappe’s final season for the French aspect, whereas Neymar may be a game-winner.

The Parisians is probably not having the most effective of seasons however with the standard they’ve, they may stay one of many continental silverware favorites for so long as they’re within the competitors.

Edited by Sankalp Srivastava

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