Lionel Messi sets two new personal records in PSG’S 3-2 UCL home victory
Argentine maestro and former Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi was superb yesterday for Paris Saint Germain in their match day 3 of the UEFA champions league Group A ties against RasenBallsport Leipzig at the Parc Des Princes.
The six time Balloon d’or winner was exceptional in the show of the night as he scored a brilliant brace to seal a comeback win for the Mauricio Pochettino’s side, which placed them at the top of the table ahead of Manchester City.
The first half of the game ended one all draw before the visitor got the lead in the second half after which Lionel Messi stepped up to net an equaliser before taking the lead with a superb panenka penalty in the five-goal thriller.
Lionel Messi with his brace in the game has now scored a total of 123 goals in 152 games played so far in the competition with the show of the night been his 34th time he will be scoring two or more goals.
Lionel Messi in the game sets two new personal records in the competition viz:
– The forward enigma in the game faced another new opponent as he has never played against the German Bundesliga club, with yesterday been his first time.
With his brace of the night, he has now scored against 82 different clubs with RasenBallsport Leipzig been his 82nd at the club level.
– The 34 years old football icon with his brace of the night has now also scored against 37 different teams in the UEFA champions league with the Jesse Marsch’s side been his 37th different team in the competition (a joint-record with his Portuguese compatriot, Cristiano Ronaldo).
Lionel Messi who has now scored a total of three goals for his new club all in the Champions League will now be hoping to keep his brilliant run of form going in the front of goals to continue helping the team.
Paris Saint Germain sitting at the top of the Group A table with 7 points in 3 games played will also be looking forward to continuing the winning streaks in their next fixture, so as to continue their pursuit in the competition.