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Messi scores twice as PSG beat RB Leipzig 3-2 in Champions League

Messi scores twice as PSG beat RB Leipzig 3-2 in Champions League

By Rashika Kumar
Wednesday 20/10/2021
Leipzig are the 37th team that Lionel Messi has scored against in the Champions League. [Image: BBC]

Lionel Messi scored twice as Paris St-Germain came from behind to beat RB Leipzig 3-2 in the UEFA Champions League.

Kylian Mbappe put the hosts ahead, slamming into the bottom corner on the counter-attack.

Andre Silva had scored the first goal in the first half of the match for RB Leipzig while Nordi Mukiele scored the other goal.

Messi had a shot tipped onto the post and tapped the rebound into an empty net - and then scored a Panenka penalty to win the game.

PSG won a penalty deep into injury time, but instead of Messi stepping up for a hat-trick, Mbappe took it instead - and skied it over the bar.

They go above Manchester City to the top of Champions League Group A with 7 points.

Messi 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.

Meanwhile, in other matches this morning, Manchester City beat Club Bruges 5-1, Liverpool beat Atlรฉtico Madrid 3-2, Real Madrid beat Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0, FC Porto beat AC Milan 1-0, Inter Milan beat Sheriff Tiraspol 3-1 while Ajax beat Borussia Dortmund 4-0.

[Source: BBC Sports]



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