The Paris Saint-Germain added a new victory this Sunday in the twenty-second day of the French ‘Ligue 1’, after defeating Reims by a resounding 4-0. A game that, in addition to the joy of victory, left the Parisians with two pieces of good news. On the one hand, the first goal of Sergio Ramos with the PSG shirt, and on the other the return of Lionel Messi, who returned to play after a month of absence due to covid-19.
In PSG’s second win of 2022, which allows the club from the French capital to maintain a comfortable 11-point lead over second-placed Nice, Ramos made it 2-0. The Andalusian finished off a dead ball into the net inside the small area after a corner kick launched by Ángel di María.
It was the first goal for Ramo, who started in central defence, since joining PSG in the summer. It seems that, after a very complicated start to the season due to injuries, the Spanish international gets back in shape at the decisive moment of the course, three weeks before hosting Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.
In this sense, Ramos himself spoke at the end of the game, pointing out that “it is the best time to get in shape.” “I am happy to have played the full 90 minutes and also personally for my first goal with PSG. I hope there will be others», He confessed before the cameras of Amazon Prime.
“I have been training normally with the group for three weeks. The most important thing is to pick up the pace, feel a routine day by day and continue to progress physically and bring my best version to this team, “he added. «We have the cup, the championship, the Champions League… it’s the best time to get in shape», he explained.
Finally, regarding his adaptation to Paris, Sergio Ramos argued that “I had spent so much time in Madrid with my family that It was hard at first, now it’s better». “I regain my balance and I feel better and better to do my job,” he concluded.
Messi came back
The other good news for PSG ahead of that Champions League match against Real Madrid is that Lionel Messi returned to play after a month of absence due to the contagion to covid-19 suffered during his Christmas vacation in Rosario. The Argentine played almost half an hour.
Y Kylian Mbappé, who throughout the week had dragged discomfort in an adductor, started and played 77 minutes, although this time he did not score.
Despite the comfortable victory, the Parisians continued to fail to convince their fans, especially in the first half, in which the only thing that stood out was Verratti’s goal, with a beautiful shot with the outside of his foot, just before the break.
The game improved in the second half and there was a win that keeps PSG as outstanding leader of the French championship. Nice regained second place, which Marseille had snatched from them on Saturday, after achieving their fifth consecutive victory in the French championship, winning 2-0 this Sunday in their visit to Metz (2-0).