UEFA Champions League: Lionel Messi records his first PSG goal in a brilliant fashion as PSG defeat Manchester City 2-0: Follow LIVE Updates

UEFA Champions League: Lionel Messi records his first PSG goal in a brilliant fashion as PSG defeat Manchester City 2-0: Follow LIVE Updates
UEFA Champions League: Lionel Messi records his first PSG goal in a brilliant fashion as PSG defeat Manchester City 2-0: Follow LIVE Updates

UEFA Champions League – PSG beat Manchester City: Lionel Messi records his first PSG goal in a brilliant fashion as PSG defeat Manchester City 2-0- Lionel Messi scored his first Paris St-Germain goal in stunning fashion as they beat Manchester City in an enthralling Champions League group game. Messi, making his fourth appearance for PSG since leaving Barcelona, ran from the halfway line before playing a one-two with Kylian Mbappe and leaving Ederson rooted to the spot with a lovely 20-yard shot.

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UEFA Champions League: Lionel Messi records his first PSG goal in a brilliant fashion as PSG defeat Manchester City 2-0

PSG beat Manchester City – Messi Scores 1st PSG Goal: Lionel Messi makes the headline again as he marks his 1st goal for PSG in a brilliant fashion. Idrissa Gueye gave PSG the lead in just 8 minutes and after that, Manchester City tried their best to breach the PSG wall. However, Gianluigi Donnarumma made sure that he kept a clean sheet in his first game for PSG.

Lionel Messi doubled PSG’s lead in the 74th minute as he dribbled at great speed down the right-wing, gliding infield, then slipping a ball down the channel for Mbappe, who flicks it back into the road of the new boy. Messi, on the edge of the D, lashes into the top right, another unstoppable shot. PSG goes at the top of Group A along with Club Brugge with 4 points.

PSG beat Manchester City – Messi Scores 1st PSG Goal: Messi charged toward the penalty area in the 74th minute and received a clever flick from Kylian Mbappe before curling a fine strike into the top right corner.

It was his first goal in four games since a shock summer move from Barcelona, and the kind of goal he scored for fun playing under Guardiola there. The pair won the Champions League in 2009 and 2011, with the six-time Ballon d’Or winner scoring in both finals.

City had not lost its five previous meetings with PSG, winning 2-1 in Paris and 2-0 at home in last season’s semifinals before losing to Chelsea in the final.

UEFA Champions League: Lionel Messi records his first PSG goal in a brilliant fashion as PSG defeat Manchester City 2-0

PSG started its dream attack of Messi, Neymar and Mbappe, but it was unheralded midfielder Idrissa Gueye who opened the scoring in the eighth minute.

He thumped the ball into the top corner after Neymar’s scuffed shot fell to him just inside the penalty area following Mbappe’s cross from the right.

City should have equalized in the 26th, but instead produced a contender for miss of the season.

PSG beat Manchester City – Messi Scores 1st PSG Goal:Raheem Sterling’s header from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross hit the crossbar and the ball fell to winger Bernardo Silva less than two meters out. But Silva somehow scooped the ball onto the bar with goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma beaten.

Donnarumma and opposite number Ederson then made a smart save each in an even first half that De Bruyne was perhaps lucky to finish, receiving only a yellow card for a dangerous tackle on Gueye’s shin.

Sterling dragged a shot wide early in the second half as City caught PSG’s defense asleep down the left.

UEFA Champions League: Lionel Messi records his first PSG goal in a brilliant fashion as PSG defeat Manchester City 2-0

PSG beat Manchester City – Messi Scores 1st PSG Goal: Donnarumma then kicked away De Bruyne’s shot in the 54th as City exposed poor defending on the other flank as the Premier League champion took control.

PSG’s glittering attack looked flat, as it did in a 1-1 draw against Club Brugge. Neymar shot into the side netting midway through the second half, with Mbappe in a better position.

Then Messi lit up Parc des Princes with a glimpse of things to come, at the stadium where he scored his last Champions League goal for Barcelona last season.

PSG tops Group A and is level with Club Brugge with four points. Club Brugge won 2-1 at last-place Leipzig.