WATCH: Lionel Messi finally scores his first goal for PSG during Manchester City win


Lionel Messi’s goal sealed all three points against Manchester City (Picture: Getty)

Lionel Messi has finally scored his first goal as a Paris Saint-Germain player after a typically brilliant finish from outside of the box during the French giants’ Champions League win over Manchester City. 

Messi, who arrived in Paris last month after an emotional departure from his boyhood club Barcelona, has struggled to settle into his new life due to fitness and injury problems. 

But the goal at the Parc des Princes was like the Messi of old, as he linked up with French star Kylian Mbappe before curling a well-placed shot into the top corner of Ederson’s goal to send the stadium into raptures.

The Argentinian now has 27 goals against English clubs in European competitions, including a Champions League final goal against Manchester United back in 2009. 

Speaking before the match, Pep Guardiola, who worked with Messi at at Barcelona and was linked with a move that would have seen him move to City in the summer, admitted that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner needed no introduction and added that it would be difficult to stop PSG’s flamboyant front three. 

It was his 27th goal against English opposition in European competitions.

Messi sent the stadium into raptures with his goal (Picture: Getty)

‘I think this kind of player [Messi] speaks for itself. Messi speaks for itself; you don’t have to describe him. What he’s done is more than exceptional,’ he told a pre-match press conference.

‘They need time but normally it’s not given to us. The quality is there of course. For many years they [PSG] had exceptional players and top managers. In the French league, cups and Europe they are there.

‘We know exactly how difficult it is. But at the same time we are trying to go again, knowing how good they are individually and collectively.’

Messi’s goal sealed the victory for the French giants over their English counterparts after former Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye gave them an early lead with a fine strike into the top corner. 

MORE : Thierry Henry plays down Lionel Messi’s reaction to being substituted by PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino

MORE : Mauricio Pochettino provides Lionel Messi injury update ahead of PSG vs Man City

For more stories like this, check our sport page.

Follow Metro Sport for the latest news on
FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

var notifyQ = function () { var i = 0, l = awaitingReady.length; for (i = 0; i < l; i++) { awaitingReady[i](); } }; var ready = function (cb) { if (fbApiInit) { cb(); } else { awaitingReady.push(cb); } }; var checkLoaded = function () { return fbApiInit; }; window.fbAsyncInit = function () { FB.init({ appId: '176908729004638', xfbml: true, version: 'v2.10' }); fbApiInit = true; notifyQ(); }; return { 'ready' : ready, 'loaded' : checkLoaded }; })(); (function () { function injectFBSDK() { if ( window.fbApi && window.fbApi.loaded() ) return; var d = document, s="script", id = 'facebook-jssdk'; var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) { return; } js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.async = true; js.src = ""; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); } if ('object' === typeof metro) { window.addEventListener('metro:scroll', injectFBSDK, {once: true}); } else { window.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', injectFBSDK, {once: true}); } })();

Source link

Denial of responsibility! Planetconcerns is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Leave a comment