- Title: Messi presented to thousands of jubilant fans at PSG stadium
- Date: 11th August 2021
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (AUGUST 11, 2021) (REUTERS) NEWLY SIGNED PSG SOCCER STAR LIONEL MESSI AND PSG PRESIDENT NASSER AL-KHELAIFI COMING OUT OF PARC DES PRINCES STADIUM, WALKING UP ON STAGE, SHOWING JERSEY TO FANS MESSI THROWING JERSEY TOWARDS CROWD, WAVING, LOOKING ON MESSI LOOKING ON AS FANS CHEER FANS CHEERING / MESSI ON STAGE VARIOUS OF MESSI BELOW STAGE, WAVING AT FANS PARC DES PRINCES STADIUM WITH BANNER DEPICTING MESSI, FANS WALKING AWAY POLICE IN RIOT GEAR LOOKING ON PSG FANS WAVING FLAGS VARIOUS OF FANS CHANTING AND CLAPPING FANS WAVING FLAGS AND FLARES FANS CHANTING AND CLAPPING FANS MARCHING, CHANTING WITH BANNER AND FLARES FANS CHANTING AND CLAPPING/ ONE CARRYING ULTRAS FLAG FANS MARCHING, CHANTING AND CLAPPING WITH PSG SCARF VARIOUS OF FANS WAITING FOR MESSI'S ARRIVAL IN FRONT OF STADIUM, BEFORE NEWS CONFERENCE FANS PLAYING DRUMS FANS AND STADIUM
- Embargoed: 25th August 2021 12:07
- Keywords: Barcelona Champions League Khelaifi Lionel Messi PSG Parc des Princes Paris fans presentation stadium transfer
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Europe,Soccer,Sport,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001EPU65ON
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT 3139-SOCCER-MESSI/STADIUM CONTAINS BETTER QUALITY FOOTAGE OF MESSI'S PRESENTATION TO FANS AT THE PARC DES PRINCES STADIUM
Newly signed Paris Saint Germain soccer star Lionel Messi was presented to fans along with his new jersey at the club's stadium on Wednesday (August 11).
Messi waved at fans, gave a thumbs-up and threw his jersey into the crowd of delighted fans who cheered his name.
Members of the Collectif Ultras Paris group had been waiting all morning near the Parc des princes stadium, chanting, waving giant flags and lighting up flares to celebrate their team's latest acquisition.
Lionel Messi joined star-packed Paris Saint Germain on Tuesday after leaving Barcelona, the club where he had begun and was expected to end his career.
The six-times winner of the Ballon d'Or for Europe's best soccer player signed a two-year contract with an option for a third year, the club said in a statement on its website.
He told journalists on Wednesday that his dream was to win another Champions League title, one that has long eluded Paris Saint-Germain.
The move will add the Argentine, one of the best players of his generation, to an already formidable PSG attack that includes Brazil's Neymar and French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe.
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