Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his first Ligue 1 goal for Paris Saint-Germain
Lionel Messi’s first Ligue 1 goal for Paris Saint-Germain sealed their 3-1 victory over Nantes.
The Argentinian curled an effort in from just outside the box to leave PSG 13 points clear at the top of the table after just 14 games.
But it required two late goals to see off a spirited Nantes side despite Kylian Mbappe’s second-minute opener.
PSG ‘keeper Keylor Navas saw red with 25 minutes remaining after rushing off his line and scything down a Nantes forward and a clever Kolo Muani backheel drew the visitors level.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side regained the lead with nine minutes of normal time remaining in freak fashion.
Dennis Appiah intercepted a Messi pass, only to see it loop up and over the head of ‘keeper Albon Lafont from 20 yards out.
Shortly after that fortunate goal, Messi finally broke his domestic duck for Les Parisiens and rounded off another satisfying day for Pochettino’s men.