Paris St-Germain 3-2 RB Leipzig: Lionel Messi scores twice in comeback win

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Leipzig are the thirty seventh workforce that Lionel Messi has scored in opposition to within the Champions League

Lionel Messi scored twice as Paris St-Germain got here from behind to beat RB Leipzig within the Champions League.

Kylian Mbappe put the hosts forward, slamming into the underside nook on the counter-attack.

However Andre Silva and Nordi Mukiele scored from Angelino crosses to place the German facet forward.

Messi had a shot tipped onto the submit and tapped the rebound into an empty internet – after which scored a Panenka penalty to win the sport.

PSG received a penalty deep into harm time, however as an alternative of Messi stepping up for a hat-trick, Mbappe took it as an alternative – and skied it over the bar.

Mbappe, who had scored his earlier 11 spot-kicks for PSG, stated he advised Messi to take the primary penalty. “It is regular, it is respect,” the France ahead stated.

“He is the perfect participant on the earth, it is a privilege he performs with us, I’ve all the time stated it. There is a penalty, he takes it, interval. For the second, he stated, ‘Take it’.”

The French facet go above Manchester Metropolis to the highest of Champions League Group A on seven factors.

Messi’s three targets since becoming a member of PSG as a free agent this summer season have come within the Champions League, with the Argentine additionally netting of their 2-0 win over Metropolis.

The Barcelona legend, 34, is now on 123 Champions League targets, with Leipzig the thirty seventh workforce he has scored in opposition to within the competitors.

He’s the fourth participant to attain of their first two residence Champions League matches for PSG after Neymar, Alex and George Weah.

Mauricio Pochettino’s facet have been effectively under their greatest with solely 4 pictures on the right track, together with three from Messi.

“We need not say something extra in regards to the high quality of Kylian and Leo,” he stated.

“In video games if you end up struggling to seek out options as a workforce, that’s the reason you want gamers of their class.”

Leipzig, unlucky to lose, have suffered defeat in all three Champions League video games this season. They’ve solely received 4 video games in all competitions since Jesse Marsch took over in the summertime.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Navas
  • 2HakimiBooked at 64mins
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 25Tavares Mendes
  • 21HerreraSubstituted forWijnaldumat 61′minutes
  • 27GueyeBooked at 48minsSubstituted forDaniloat 61′minutes
  • 6Verratti
  • 30Messi
  • 7Mbappé
  • 23DraxlerSubstituted forKehrerat 90′minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Danilo
  • 17Dagba
  • 18Wijnaldum
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 22Diallo
  • 24Kehrer
  • 28Ebimbe
  • 39Bitumazala
  • 50G Donnarumma
  • 60Letellier

RB Leipzig

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Gulácsi
  • 2SimakanBooked at 38minsSubstituted forPoulsenat 83′minutes
  • 4OrbanBooked at 18mins
  • 16KlostermannSubstituted forGvardiolat 70′minutes
  • 22Mukiele
  • 27Laimer
  • 14AdamsBooked at 84mins
  • 8HaidaraSubstituted forKourouma Kouroumaat 62′minutes
  • 3AngelinoSubstituted forHenrichsat 83′minutes
  • 18Nkunku
  • 33André SilvaSubstituted forForsbergat 83′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Poulsen
  • 10Forsberg
  • 17Szoboszlai
  • 26Kourouma Kourouma
  • 31Martínez
  • 32Gvardiol
  • 39Henrichs
  • 44Kampl

Referee:
Marco Guida

Attendance:
47,359

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