Messi had failed to find the net in his first three PSG appearances but marked his return to Mauricio Pochettino’s team with a trademark run and exquisite finish 16 minutes from time.
Lionel Messi’s stunning first Paris Saint-Germain goal sealed a 2-0 victory over Manchester City at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday.
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Idrissa Gueye had given PSG an eighth-minute lead with a brilliant finish of his own, a lead which Manchester City should have cancelled out when Bernardo Silva hit the bar from three yards in the first half, but their hopes of a comeback were extinguished by Messi’s latest moment of magic.
MESSI MY GOAT pic.twitter.com/6SdrScMQKn
— ché (@messivelli) September 28, 2021
PSG’s first Champions League victory of the season moves them top of Group A, while Manchester City drop to third after a testing night in the French capital.