Messi Scores Twice in PSG’s Comeback Win over Leipzig

Messi Scores Twice in PSG’s Comeback Win over Leipzig

Paris St-Germain came from behind to beat RB Leipzig 3-2 as Lionel Messi scored twice in the Champions League on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021.

Messi’s three goals since joining PSG as a free agent this summer have come in the Champions League, with the Argentine also netting in their 2-0 win over City.

The Barcelona legend, 34, is now on 123 Champions League goals, with Leipzig the 37th team he has scored against in the competition.

He is the fourth player to score in their first two home Champions League matches for PSG after Neymar, Alex and George Weah.

Kylian Mbappe put the hosts ahead, before Andre Silva and Nordi Mukiele scored from Angelino crosses to put the German side ahead.

Messi had a shot tipped onto the post and tapped the rebound into an empty net – and then scored a Panenka penalty to win the game.

PSG won a penalty deep into injury time, but instead of Messi stepping up for a hat-trick, Mbappe took it instead – and skied it over the bar.

The French side go above Manchester City to the top of Champions League Group A on seven points.