Wed. Jun 29th, 2022

Match report as Lionel Messi’s magical first PSG goal and Idrissa Gueye’s brilliant opener secure Champions League group-stage victory over Man City; PSG move top of Group A as defeat sees Man City drop to third

Jack Wilkinson


Lionel Messi’s stunning first Paris Saint-Germain goal sealed a 2-0 Champions League victory over Manchester City at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday.

Messi had failed to find the net in his first three PSG appearances but marked his return to Mauricio Pochettino’s team with a trademark run and exquisite finish 16 minutes from time.

Idrissa Gueye had given PSG an eighth-minute lead with a brilliant finish of his own, a lead which City should have cancelled out when Bernardo Silva hit the bar from three yards in the first half, but their hopes of a comeback were extinguished by Messi’s latest moment of magic.

PSG’s first Champions League victory of the season moves them top of Group A, while City drop to third – behind Club Brugge – after a testing night in the French capital.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is an entertainment and football lover, promoter, analyst and writer. He aspires to make a name in the media company. He is the CEO of Soccercruz (News site, Podcast, Radio and Television). email:, phone number: +2348063046744.

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