Lionel Messi scored in his return for Paris Saint-Germain after his triumphant World Cup winning campaign with Argentina in a 2-0 Ligue 1 win over Angers at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.
Messi had taken an extended leave from the team after helping Argentina beat France in the final in Qatar to win their third World Cup, and featured in Christophe Galtier’s starting XI alongside Neymar.
Hugo Ekitike turned home Nordi Mukiele’s whipped in cross from the centre of the penalty area in the fifth minute to stake the hosts to an early lead.
Mukiele then teed up Messi for his goal in the 72nd minute to notch his second assist as PSG put the three points away against bottom-club Angers.
PSG, who won twice and lost once while Messi was away from the team, lead the French league by six points over second-place Lens, who were held to a 2-2 draw with Strasbourg in their match on Wednesday.