Lionel Messi starred as Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to beat Toulouse 2-1 and extend their lead at the top of Ligue 1. The win was particularly impressive as PSG was missing injured stars Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
Toulouse took the lead in the 20th minute thanks to a free-kick goal from Branco van den Boomen, but PSG equalized just before half-time through Achraf Hakimi’s curling shot.
Just before the hour mark, Messi gave PSG the lead with a magnificent first-time strike. The goal was Messi’s 10th in Ligue 1 this season and his 15th overall for the club. Despite the absence of Mbappe and Neymar, Messi stepped up and delivered a standout performance.
The win puts PSG eight points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table and they will look to maintain their lead in their next fixtures. Unfortunately, Mbappe will miss the next game against Marseille and the Champions League match against Bayern Munich due to a thigh injury.
Overall, it was a memorable win for PSG and a brilliant performance from Lionel Messi, who shone in the absence of his star teammates.