Lionel Messi finally opened his goalscoring account for Paris Saint-Germain in a titanic UEFA Champions League clash with Manchester City.
The left-footed superstar received possession from the half-way line and ran into the Man City half before combining with Kylian Mbappe on the edge of the box.
Mbappe didn’t waste time as he backheeled the ball back to Messi who curled his effort into the top corner for his first goal since joining PSG from Barcelona.
In so doing, Messi continued his impressive record against his former manager Pep Guardiola whom he has now scored seven goals against his teams in five Champions League matches.
In addition, Messi continued to haunt English teams in the competition – he has now scored 27 goals in 35 appearances against English teams.
Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Man City lifted PSG to the summit of Group A with four points from two games while Man City dropped to third on the standings behind joint-leaders Club Brugge.