Lionel Messi recorded his second goal in Ligue 1 as his side Paris St-Germain thrashed Ligue 1 champions Lille 5-1 to 13 points clear at the top. Paris St-Germain led when Ivo Grbic dropped a cross and Danilo Pereira pounced but Lille levelled through Sven Botman’s half-volley from Hatem Ben Arfa’s cross.
Lionel Messi Scores in 5-1 PSG Win over Lille
Presnel Kimpembe scored from close range before Lionel Messi latched onto a loose ball before clipping a shot over Grbic. Danilo drove in his second and Kylian Mbappe curled in a beautiful fifth to complete his brace. It was an ideal response for Mauricio Pochettino’s Paris St-Germain after their French Cup defeat on penalties against Nice during the week.
Former Barcelona star player Messi has now scored two league goals in 13 appearances for Paris St-Germain having netted against Nantes in November and bagged five in five in the Champions League. The Argentine has scored a competitive goal every year since 2005.