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Messi records first PSG goal in Champions League

Lionel Messi has finally registered his first goal for Paris Saint Germain.

The goal came against Manchester City in the Champions League second group A game between the two sides after Iddrisu Gueye had given the host the lead in the 8th minute of the game.

Messi in the second half doubled Paris Saint Germain’s lead to win the game against Pep Guardiola's side.

The English side dominated the game in the first half but failed to take their chances. They found themselves down by a goal when Gueye, the Senegalese international opened the scores. It was Mbappe who drove to the byline and caught the ball back to Neymar. The Brazilian fluffed his lines and with Man City's goal at his mercy, he made the ball alive to Idrissa Gueye, who rifled an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

Donnarumma came to the rescue of the home side seven minutes later to deny Mahrez's teasing ball waiting to be converted by Sterling and Grealish in the box. Sterling headed against the bar and despite a rebound, Bernardo Silva once against hit the bar to deny the away side the equalizer.

The second half was all City yet the attacking threats of Mahrez and De Bruyne were not piercing to shatter the PSG defence as they kept possessing at the back of the 18-yard box with no one to connect.

Messi scored a sensational in the 74-minute following a one-two with Mbappe at the edge of the box.

The Argentine took a stride through the City midfield and exchange a quick pass with Mbappe before rifling into the top corner of the net.

It was the former Barca man’s 27 goals in 35 matches against English oppositions in the Champions League, Opta revealed.

The win means PSG is joint-top of Group A with Club Brugge, who won by 2-1 against RB Leipzig; 4 points each. Man City are third with a point and Leipzig are yet to win a game in the competition.

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