Paris Saint-Germain star player Lionel Messi scored twice as they came from behind to beat German Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig, in the Champions League. France forward Kylian Mbappe put the hosts ahead, slamming into the bottom corner on the counter-attack.
But the host came back into the game through Andre Silva and Nordi Mukiele’s goals. They scored from Angelino crosses to put the German side ahead. Lionel Messi had a shot tipped onto the post and tapped the rebound into an empty net before he then scored a Panenka penalty to win the game.
Lionel Messi Sacrificed his Hat Trick to Mbappe
Paris Saint-Germain won a penalty deep into injury time, but instead of Messi stepping up for a hat-trick, Mbappe took it instead and the World Cup winner eventually missed it as he skied it over the bar.
The French side go above Manchester City who best Club Bruges 5-1 courtesy of Mahrez brace. They are now topping the Champions League Group A with seven points. Messi’s three goals since joining PSG as a free agent this summer have come in the Champions League, with the Argentine also netting in their 2-0 win over City.
The Barcelona legend is now on 123 Champions League goals, with Leipzig the 37th team he has scored against in the competition. He is the fourth player to score in their first two home Champions League matches for PSG after Neymar, Alex and George Weah.
Leipzig, unfortunate to lose, have suffered defeat in all three Champions League games this season. They have only won four games in all competitions since their new manager Jesse Marsch took over in the summer.