Tuesday 28 September 2021
Argentine Lionel Messi scored his first goal with Paris Saint-Germain during the match that his team won against Manchester City in the second round of the Champions League on Tuesday in the second round of Group A.
Saint-Germain advanced with a goal scored by Idrissa Guy in the eighth minute, and Lionel Messi added the second goal in the 74th minute, making this goal the first for Messi with Saint-Germain, which he moved to this summer after 21 years in Barcelona.
Saint-Germain raised its score to four points at the top of the standings, with a goal difference against Club Brugge, while Manchester City’s balance stopped at three points in third place.
Saint-Germain tied 1-1 with Club Brugge at the beginning of its matches in this group, while Manchester City defeated Leipzig 6-3 in the first round.
the summary of the match:
The start came quickly from Paris Saint-Germain until the hosts were able to open the scoring in the eighth minute through Senegalese midfielder Idrissa Gana Gaye, by not taking advantage of a pass from Neymar inside the penalty area to hit it strongly among five City players in the far left corner of goalkeeper Ederson’s goal. .
Manchester City tried to equalize, and Portuguese Bernardo Silva missed a surprisingly easy opportunity after following the ball in front of the goal while he was free of censorship, but he hit the crossbar in the 27th minute of the match.
City’s attempts continued in the second half and Kevin De Bruyne fired a powerful shot from outside the penalty area in the 70th minute, but the ball passed near the right post of goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarummas goal.
But Messi succeeded in doubling the score for Paris after cutting his goal bar with his new team in the 74th minute, as he started from the right front to pass inside the area and exchange the ball with Neymar before sending it in the far left corner of the Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson, who remained silent in his goal.
PSG lineup: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes, Ander Herrera, Marco Verratti, Idrissa Gana Gaye, Lionel Messi, Neymar da Silva, Kylian Mbappe.
Manchester City lineup: Ederson, Kyle Walker, Robin Diaz, Emeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling.