Lionel Messi arrived in Rosario to celebrate the end of the year parties – MisionesOnline

The captain of the Argentine national team Lionel Messi arrived in Rosario, his hometown, to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with his family.

The aircraft of his property, model Gulfstream G600, landed at 10.06 this Thursday at the Malvinas Islands International Airport, located in the Santa Fe town of Fisherton, from Paris.

Messi descended from the plane by one of its steps with a backpack on his back, a small suitcase in his right hand, a mate held with the other and a thermos in the left armpit, as was portrayed by the specialized account Saar Ari Ros in Twitter

The Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star returned to the country accompanied by his teammates at the French club Ángel Di María, Mauro Icardi – also from Rosario – and Leandro Paredes.

All of them left the runway in a bus from the air station and got off in the parking lot, where private vehicles were waiting for them. There some fans waited for the footballers to ask for a photo.

Paredes was finally authorized to board the plane after the PCR test that had to be carried out in the last hours was negative for being close contact of a positive case of coronavirus.

Messi’s wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, and their three children Thiago, Mateo and Ciro arrived in Rosario previously.

The star had been for the last time in his native land last July, after the consecration of the Argentine team in the Copa América. On that occasion, he was reunited with his family one day after the final won against Brazil (1-0) at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, they spent a few days together and then went on vacation to Miami and the Dominican Republic.

This time, the 10th of the Argentine national team will remain in Rosario until January 1, since on Sunday the 2nd they will have to return to PSG training along with the rest of the South American players on the squad.

The team led by Rosario coach Mauricio Pochettino will return to work on the first day of 2022 and on Monday the 3rd they already have an official match scheduled against Vannes for the French Cup, of which the Argentines are not expected to be part.

Thus, Messi’s first game in 2022 would be the commitment as a visitor against Olympique de Lyon, on Sunday, January 9, for the twentieth date of Ligue 1 that PSG leads with 13 points of advantage over its guard Nice and Olympique de Marseille .

In the first semester of the year, in addition to securing the title in the local league, PSG will have as its greatest challenge the conquest of the Champions League for the first time in history, a goal that will begin with a tough obstacle at the beginning of the final phase .

On February 15, the French team will host Real Madrid at its Parque de los Príncipes stadium and the following month, on Wednesday 9, will look for a ticket to the quarterfinals at the Santiago Bernabéu in the Spanish capital.

Messi, 34, played his last game of the year on Wednesday with a discreet performance in the draw with Lorient (1-1), on the road, which was achieved with a goal over Icardi’s time.

A very special year

Despite not showing the superlative individual level of other seasons, this 2021 was a very special year in the career of the star, especially, for the conquest of the America’s Cup that meant his triumphal baptism with the senior team and cut a drought of 28 years without titles.

Also because it was the first year in which he played with three shirts (Argentina, Barcelona and PSG) and for having won his seventh Ballon d’Or in a head-to-head dispute with Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, from Bayern Munich.

In all of 2021, Messi played 60 games, scored 43 goals and won two titles: the Copa América and the Copa del Rey, the last trophy of his glorious time at the Catalan club.

The breakdown of its annual activity shows 27 games and 28 goals in Barcelona; 17 meetings and nine goals with the selected team plus 16 presentations and six conquests with the Parisian club.


Shubham Bangwal

Shubham Bangwal Senior Journalist at People News Chronicle whose Special interest is in Politics, Crime, Entertainment and Technology news.

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