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UCL: PSG Defeats Man City 2-0

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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Both sides turn their attention to their respective commitments in their domestic leagues.

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