How do you turn a GOAT into a donkey? Simple. Ship him off to a farmer’s league. That’s what’s happened to six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi.
The brilliant Argentine has gone from goal machine to combine harvester playing with and against the horny-handed agricultural workers in Ligue 1. Standards have dropped so much that he’s failed to get one in the old onion bag since joining PSG. Sure, he’s only played two domestic games, but you’d expect him to have 10 goals to this name in the 100 minutes he’s spent on the pitch.
But can a decent opposition bring the best out of him? The French champions tackle the English champions, Manchester City, in the Champions League tonight.
It means he’ll be up against City boss Pep Guardiola, the man who managed him at Barcelona when they had amazing success in Catalonia from 2008 to 2012. And with the sweet, sweet narrative writing itself, Paddy’s decided to boost the price on Messi finally opening his PSG account against his old pal tonight.
City are the favourites to win tonight but if Messi shows up they could make a mockery of Paddy’s odds. And if he does our traders could be running for cover after doubling the price on him to score anytime. Messi to Score First has also been given the Power Price treatment.
So, if you think the farmers are going to make hay get stuck in on PSG to upset Pep and his fancy-dan City slickers. He’s got to score at some time, right?
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