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Messi’s debut goal ‘bang’… PSG beat Manchester City 2-0 in UCL group stage

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Lionel Messi (34) finally scored his debut goal in his new club, Paris Saint-Germain (France, PSG), leading the team to victory.

PSG scored the winning goal from Idrissa Gueye and Messi’s key in the second leg of the 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League Group A match held at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France on the 29th (Korean time). They beat Manchester City (England, Manchester City) 2-0.

This is the first win after a 1-1 draw with Club Brugge (Belgium) in the first group stage this month.

PSG, who lost 4-1 on aggregate in the first and second legs to Manchester City in the UCL semi-final last season, blasphemed their last defeat and moved up to the top of the group (with 4 points).

In addition, PSG’s long-awaited ‘transfer student’ Messi started the scoring, and the offensive line made up of Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe made a big splash.

With 1 win and 1 loss, Manchester City are placed 3rd in the group (3 points).

PSG led the mood by scoring the winning goal in the eighth minute of the first half.

A pass through Mbappe and Neymar hit the Manchester City defender’s foot and Gueye caught it and shook the net with a sharp right-footed shot.

Manchester City also counterattacked.

However, in the 26th minute of the first half, Raheem Sterling’s header shot hit the post, and Bernardo Silva immediately caught the second ball and attempted a left footed shot, which also hit the post and swallowed the disappointment.

Five minutes later, Joao Cancelo’s right-footed mid-range shot was blocked by PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

PSG finished the first half with a one-goal lead, and Messi’s goal in the second half put the key to victory.

Messi, who slept on the ball and rushed to the center in the 29th minute, exchanged a short pass with Mbappe in front and finished with his left foot in the penalty arc.

Messi, who left FC Barcelona (Spain) last month and wore a PSG jersey, scored his debut goal for his new team.

Previously, he was silent in three official matches and doubted that he might not have adapted to the team, but recently missed two games due to a knee injury, but he was named on the starting list and played full-time on that day.

And in his fourth game, he finally got a taste of the goal.

In the UCL, he scored his 121st goal in his 151st match, and proved his ‘natural enemy’ by running another goal scorer against the team of Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola, his former mentor.

Messi is the player with the most goals against Guardiola-led teams in this competition.

He met Guardiola’s team five times and scored two goals against Bayern Munich (Germany) and five against Manchester City.

In Group B, Liverpool (England) beat Porto (Portugal) 5-1 away from home.

Muhammad Salah and Roberto Firmino scored multiple goals, while Sadio Mane added another.

Liverpool, who have won two straight wins, are holding the top spot in their group (6 points).

In Group D, Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid suffered a 1-2 shock loss at home to Sheriff Tiraspol (Moldova).

Sheriff, who entered the UCL group stage for the first time this season, was placed first (6 points) by defeating Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) and Real Madrid in a row. Real Madrid are in second place (3 points) with 1 win and 1 loss.

Sheriff took the lead in the 25th minute with a goal from Zzurbek Yakhsiboyev.

Real Madrid balanced the game with a penalty goal from Karim Benzema in the 20th minute of the second half, but Sheriff’s Sebastien Thiel scored the winning goal in the 45th minute of the second half.

Real Madrid tried 30 shots (4 serifs) to push their opponents, but they couldn’t finish it, and Benzema’s 17 consecutive UCL goalscoring record in the UCL season also faded in the team’s defeat.

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