PSG defeated Manchester City in the Champions League group stage second round with two goals from Idrissa Gueye and Lionel Messi. PSG poured forward for the first time after only seven minutes, and Idrissa Gueye slammed home his second goal in a week. Gueye was on hand to control and arrow a strike into the top corner when Neymar swiped at the air from the resulting cut-back.
With this match, Lionel Messi opened his goals book for Paris Saint-Germain scoring his first goal on Tuesday night since joining the club on a football transfer from Barcelona. Soon after, when Kevin De Bruyne floated an exquisite cross onto the head of Raheem Sterling, City appeared to be on the verge of equalizing. When the forward’s header rebounded off the crossbar, Bernardo Silva stabbed the rebound back onto the crossbar when it appeared easier to score before PSG scrambled the ball away.
When Mbappe set up Marquinhos from a quick corner routine shortly before halftime PSG was near to double the lead, but the Brazilian couldn’t extend his leg far enough to poke home. City dominated possession and created a few chances on either side of the halftime break.
before Kevin De Bruyne went close after sneaking in behind the PSG defense Gianluigi Donnarumma made a good save at the back post from Ruben Dias’ header. However, the evening will be remembered for Messi’s piece of brilliance. The Argentine received the ball deep inside his own half before breezing past Aymeric Laporte.
Then, playing a give-and-go with Mbappe, the Frenchman laid the ball back into his path before he curled his effort into the top corner to seal a priceless three points for PSG. Watch football highlights of the Champions League match in which PSG defeated Manchester City.
PSG 2 – 0 Manchester City
Goals: 1 – 0 Gueye 8, 2 – 0 Messi 74
Bookings: Verratti; Cancelo, De Bruyne
PSG: Donnarumma, Mendes, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Hakimi, Verratti, Gueye, Herrera, Neymar, Mbappe, Messi
Substitutions: Danilo, Wijnaldum
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Grealish, Sterling
Substitutions: Foden, Jesus
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