Watch Messi break PSG duck with a wonder goal to help new side down old boss Guardiola’s Man City in Champions League
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN star Lionel Messi scored his first goal for the club… and it was worth the wait.
The Argentina captain, 34, hit a stunning strike from the edge of the box to break his PSG duck against Manchester City on Tuesday evening.
It was a typical Messi goal. The Barcelona icon picked up the ball in his own half and began running at the weary Man City defence.
Pep Guardiola’s players stood off the forward before he laid the ball off to team-mate Kylian Mbappe on the edge of the box.
The Frenchman played a neat one-two onto Messi’s left foot and he fired into the top-left corner of Ederson’s goal.
PSG fans went wild at the Parc des Princes to celebrate their newest star as the hosts went on to complete a convincing 2-0 victory.
Idrissa Gueye opened the scoring early on before Messi’s outstanding strike 16 minutes from time settled the contest.
Guardiola, Messi’s old Barca boss, will be disappointed with his Man City stars as they enjoyed the bulk of the possession and had 18 shots on goal.
He was subbed in PSG’s 2-1 victory against title rivals Lyon earlier this month and missed their last game against Montpellier through injury.
Guardiola recently suggested PSG are now an unstoppable force after adding Messi to their illustrious ranks.
Fans are excited to see how Messi links up with Mbappe and Neymar during this season after catching a glimpse on Tuesday evening.
Speaking before the game, Guardiola said: “This amount of quality I don’t know how to stop them, they’re so good.
“When you’ve got this amount of talent altogether it makes it so difficult to control.”