Reuters Sarah Messonnier
The Argentine magician, Lionel Messi, who recently joined Paris Saint-Germain, posted a video clip through his account on “Instagram” today, Sunday, in which he thanked the fans of the Parisian team for their majestic welcome to him.
The video shows the great ovation received by Messi in the “Parc de Princes”, the stronghold of Paris Saint-Germain, and the Argentine star attached the video with a word of thanks.
The video received more than 20 million views, less than 6 hours after it was posted on Messi’s Instagram account, which is followed by more than a quarter of a billion people around the world.
Paris Saint-Germain presented its five new stars to the fans in its “Parc de Princes” stadium, before facing the guest Strasbourg in the second round of the French Football League on Saturday.
Argentine Lionel Messi entered the field alongside Spaniard Sergio Ramos, Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, Moroccan Achraf Hakimi and Dutchman Jorginho Wijnaldum, and the Argentine magician spoke to the enthusiastic fans who filled the stands and welcomed him with a great standing ovation.
Messi did not participate in the match that Saint-Germain decided in his favor (4-2), and he was satisfied with following it with his Brazilian teammate Neymar from the stands.
Messi joined Saint-Germain last week on a two-year contract with a clause allowing for an additional year, after Barcelona announced that it could not afford to keep its historic top scorer due to the financial fair play rules of the Spanish League.
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