Argentine international Lionel Messi finally opened his account for new club Paris Saint Germain, as they beat last season's runners-up Manchester City 2-0 in their UEFA Champions League Matchday Two tie at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night.
The 34 year-old's second half effort added gloss to the scoreline, after Senegalese midfielder Idrissa Gueye had given the Parisians the lead in the first half.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino set up his side in a manner that saw them give a superb defensive performance and Italian shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma made seven saves to keep the visitors at bay.
The result ended PSG's four-match winless run in the UEFA Champions League, dating back to last season's semi-finals when both sides met - with City running away 4-1 aggregate winners.
The result also put the Parisians on the top of the table with four points - level with Belgian side Club Brugge who defeated German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig 2-1 away.
Speaking after the game, City boss Pep Guardiola said: "Good performance. We did everything except score. They defended deep and were dangerous with counter-attack. My biggest compliment for the team. In the second half Gianluigi Donnarumma made good saves.
The team was there - the same as Stamford Bridge. It's a pity. We played to win. Unfortunately they didn't need much to score their goals. The Messi goal was fantastic. We're going to eat well tonight, drink a glass of wine, recover and prepare for the Liverpool game."
Both sides turn their attention to their respective commitments in their domestic leagues.
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