Champions League: Lionel Messi leads PSG to beat Manchester City

: Lionel Messi leads PSG to beat Manchester City
  • PSG stormed to a 2-0 win over Manchester City at Parc des Princes
  • Idrissa Gueye and Lionel Messi were each on target as the French side beat last year’s Champions League finalists

PSG beat Manchester City 2-0 as Lionel Messi gets his first goal for the French side.

Idrissa Gueye opened the scoring just eight minutes into the match, smashing the ball into the top corner after Neymar’s mishit fell to him in the box.

City rallied and had a period where they saw plenty of possession, with Jack Grealish proving particularly threatening, but PSG largely stood firm.

Pep Guardiola’s side had a chance to go level midway through the half when Kevin De Bruyne’s ball into the box was met by Raheem Sterling, whose header hit the crossbar before Bernardo Silva’s follow-up somehow did the same.

The visitors began the second half brightly but could not find a way past Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Lionel Messi sealed the win for the hosts deep into second half as the Argentine burst forward before playing a one-two with Mbappé and sticking a beauty of an effort past Ederson for his first PSG goal.

The result brought an end to City’s 15-game unbeaten run abroad in the Champions League while Mauricio Pochettino will likely feel this result makes up for the draw in Belgium, especially given PSG had only won one of their previous five UCL clashes with English opposition.