PSG vs Man City LIVE REACTION: Lionel Messi SCORES sensational first goal for PSG in blockbuster clash – latest updates

PSG vs Man City LIVE REACTION: Lionel Messi SCORES sensational first goal for PSG in blockbuster clash – latest updates

LIONEL MESSI lashed home his first goal for PSG as the French side beat Man City 2-0 in the Champions League.

The Argentinian legend scored a trademark effort into the top corner after putting in a sensational performance for the Ligue 1 side.

Idrissa Gueye had opened the scoring for the hosts as Mauricio Pochettino's men stunned the Premier League champions.

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    FULL TIME STATS

    Manchester City had three times as many attempts on goal as their hosts, but struggled to break down a solid defence and an incredibly hard-working midfield.

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    FT: PSG 2-0 MAN CITY

    A defensive masterclass and a superb first PSG goal for Lionel Messi ensured the Ligue 1 club three Champions League points at the expense of their Premier League counterparts in Group A. City dominated possession for long periods, but couldn't find a way through the hosts, who held firm between Idrissa Gueye's opener and Messi's magic.

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    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!
    GAME OVER AT THE PARC DES PRINCES!

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    PSG 2-0 MAN CITY

    90+3. Two free-kicks in additional time are thumped goalwards by Mahrez, the first is pushed away by Donnarumma, the second flies into orbit.

    This has not been Manchester City's night.

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    PSG 2-0 MAN CITY

    90. Referee Carlos Del Cerro Grande doesn't want to let the game pass without getting his money's worth so lets out several shrill blasts of his whistle after Gueye chops down Mahrez.

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    PSG 2-0 MAN CITY

    88. Sorry, I missed a couple of minutes because I was too excited by Sheriff Tiraspol taking the lead at the Bernabeu.

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    PSG 2-0 MAN CITY

    86. Mbappe almost adds the icing on the cake but can't beat Ederson from a narrow angle on the left.

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    PSG 2-0 MAN CITY

    84. This PSG defence looks impenetrable.

    Be it Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Hakimi or Nuno Mendes, they have all looked solid as a rock.

    It must be disheartening to realise that if you are able to find a way beyond them, you've then got to get past Donnarumma.

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    PSG 2-0 MAN CITY

    82. Gabriel Jesus catches Messi with a clumsy boot to the knee. Well, it's Brazil versus Argentina, what do you expect?

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    PSG 2-0 MAN CITY

    80. Into the last ten minutes now, and City's players finally look resigned to defeat in Paris.

    For all the hype around PSG's attacking riches and their front three, it's been their defence that has been consistently impressive tonight.

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    PSG 2-0 MAN CITY

    78. Marco Verratti is going off now, but not before one last act. The Italian takes a sliding swipe at a City player to earn himself a yellow card.

    On comes Georginio Wijnaldum to replace him.

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    PSG 2-0 MAN CITY

    77. The game looks up for City now, but it's not going to stop them trying. Gabriel Jesus is on for Raheem Sterling.

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    PSG 2-0 MAN CITY

    74. Stunning! Absolutely stunning!

    It's a goal we've seen Lionel Messi score many times before but never in the colours of Paris Saint-Germain.

    The Argentine collects the ball on the right just inside the Manchester City half, and attacks with blistering pace.

    As he approaches the penalty area, Messi plants a pass into Kylian Mbappe, who responds with a brilliant flick back into the path of his teammate.

    Taking the shot on first time, Messi unleashes a brilliant left-footer the curls away from Ederson and into the top right corner.

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    GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!
    HE'S DONE IT!!
    LIONEL MESSI SCORES HIS FIRST FOR PSG!!

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    PSG 1-0 MAN CITY

    70. A lengthy spell of City possession fails to open up the PSG defence, and so it's left to De Bruyne to strike at goal from 25 yards.

    It's not a bad effort on the pull, but never looked like troubling Donnarumma as it drops wide.

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    PSG 1-0 MAN CITY

    68. Foden involves him immediately, and sends in two testing crosses in quick succession.

    Donnarumma gets to the first before Marquinhos expertly clears the second.

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    PSG 1-0 MAN CITY

    66. A well-timed tackle from Verratti on Grealish inside the penalty area spells the end of the latest Manchester City attack, a weaving run from the forward, and – ultimately – the the England star's night.

    Grealish's number goes up on the board, and he'll be replaced by Phil Foden. It's been a tough encounter for the departing City man up against Achraf Hakimi.

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    PSG 1-0 MAN CITY

    64. Neymar almost makes a goalscoring return to the action following his pitchside treatment.

    The Brazilian latches on to a poor pass to speed through on goal, but finds himself against a worthy adversary in Kyle Walker.

    The defender matches the PSG forward for pace, and then does enough to ensure he's off balance when striking into the side netting.

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    PSG 1-0 MAN CITY

    61. Grealish is furious that the game has been stopped in order to allow Neymar to receive treatment when there is clearly little wrong with the Brazilian.

    Mind you, you wouldn't think that if you had heard the screams that greeted a robust challenge from Rodri.

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    PSG 1-0 MAN CITY

    59. An excellent tackle by Hakimi prevents Grealish from getting to the byline.

    It's such a good challenge that it's hard to feel aggrieved by a goalkick being awarded when it clearly came off the defender last.

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    PSG 1-0 MAN CITY

    58. Donnarumma denies De Bruyne again! This time the goalkeeper is brave in darting off his line to knock Cancelo's cross away from the dangling foot of City's Belgian.

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    PSG 1-0 MAN CITY

    56. The home side continue to double up on Grealish whenever the City forward comes into possession.

    It's just as well because when the England international gets away from Hakimi on the left with ease, it's left to Herrera to step in and block the cross that follows.

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    PSG 1-0 MAN CITY

    54. Brilliant stop from Donnarumma! That's the class we've become accustomed to.

    The PSG goalkeeper denies De Bruyne with his legs after the Belgian has drifted around the back to connect with Mahrez's reverse pass.

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    PSG 1-0 MAN CITY

    51. The first sign all year that Donnarumma is human.

    The PSG goalkeeper makes an awful hash of what should be the routine take of De Bruyne's cross.

    In fact, had Sterling been more alert, he may have got to the loose ballbefore the Italian was able to regain.

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    PSG 1-0 MAN CITY

    49. City continue to probe the PSG defence, and the game is almost being played entirely in the home side's half.

    Cancelo and De Bruyne are dictating the tempo, and it seems as though it won't be long before one of them picks out a teammate to equalise.

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