Messi scores in 1st game after World Cup as PSG wins

PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi scored in his first game since leading Argentina to the World Cup title as French league leader Paris Saint-Germain beat Angers 2-0. Nearly four weeks after the final against France in Qatar, Messi needed only five minutes to make an impact. He turned neatly near the penalty area and threaded a pass to right back Nordi Mukiele, whose cross was turned in by 20-year-old forward Hugo Ekitiké. Messi then started the move that led to his 72nd-minute goal with Ekitiké and Mukiele combining quickly to put him through before he side-footed home. PSG moved six points clear at the top after second-place Lens drew 2-2 at 19th-place Strasbourg.

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