Lionel Messi's 10.5m predispose on Ligue 1 - KickOff
Lionel Messi has played only one match in Ligue 1 but has already made the league aware of his bias on universe football after Paris Saint-Germains equal on Sunday broke TV viewing records.
The six-time Ballon dOr winner is one of the most commercially appealing stars in football due to the dazzling performances he has produced in his 17-year career so far.
Messi built up a ponderous successive during his circumstance at FC Barcelona, and it appears that most of his supporters are subsequent him at his fresh mace too.
Despite only playing for 25 minutes in his long-awaited PSG debut rail Stade de Reims on the weekend, the stars pulling tightness has already contributed to a record-breaking numeral of TV viewers in the divisions history.
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According to the Daily Mirror, recognized over 10.5 million viewers tuned in to guard the game, forming it the most watched Ligue 1 fixture ever.
Despite many of Messis fans hoping he would notch in the encounter, there was no fantasy debut goal for the 34-year-old. This consign not posses concerned many, though, as it was the forwards first analogue since main Argentina to 2021 Copa America elation in July, so he is still working his means back to absolute fitness.
Interestingly, the abovementioned viewing figures is a ethical body for Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, whose van Kosmos Holding bought the rights to broadcast Ligue 1 matches in Spain.
Per ESPN, this deal is thicken to preserve for the successive three years, with a layout to following sub-license it to a television channel.
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