Lionel Messi showed why Paris Saint-Germain went all-out to sign him earlier this season. In the the 73rd minute of Tuesday's Champions League match against Manchester City, Messi executed a picture perfect one-two with Kylian Mbappe and then finished his first goal as a member of PSG.
As City pushed for an equalizer, Messi found himself with a great deal of open space and aggressively dribbled towards the box. He used Mbappe at the edge of the box for the kind of tricky little wall pass that we've all seen him do a million times at Barcelona and Mbappe tapped it right back to Messi for the sensational goal.
Messi's goal gave the Parisians a 2-0 lead late in the second half and they were able to cruise to victory over Manchester City.
This marked the fourth match that superstar has appeared in as a member of PSG. After his astonishing summer move from Barca, Messi made his PSG debut against Reims on Aug. 29 when he came off the bench. However, since then he's been dealing with a knee injury that caused the six-time Ballon d'Or winner to miss PSG's last two Ligue 1 matches. However, the Argentine star managed to get fit in time to make the start in Tuesday's match and made quite an impact.
Tuesday's victory was a monumental one after PSG didn't exactly have the start to the Champions League season that they expected. PSG played to a 1-1 draw in its opening Champions League match against Club Brugge earlier this month. The win puts them in phenomenal shape to advance from Group A, though it's still early with only two matches played and four to go.
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