Lionel Messi scored his first goal for PSG as they condemned Manchester City to one of the unfavorable football scores of the Champions League. After failing to score in his first three appearances, Messi scored after a trademark run with an exquisite finish in Paris. Idrissa Gueye had given the hosts the lead in the first half. Bernardo Silva missed a golden chance to equalize when he hit the bar from an unmissable range of three yards out. PSG moved to the top of the table while Manchester City is in third place behind Club Brugge.
PSG: Donnarumma (8), Hakimi (8), Marquinhos (8), Kimpembe (7), Mendes (7), Verratti (8), Herrera (7), Gueye (8), Neymar (6), Messi (8), Mbappe (7).
Subs: Wijnaldum (5), Danilo (n/a).
Man City: Ederson (5), Walker (6), Dias (5), Laporte (5), Cancelo (7), Rodri (6), Mahrez (5), De Bruyne (6), Bernardo Silva (5), Grealish (4), Sterling (4).
Subs: Foden (6), Jesus (5).
Man of the Match: Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Man City head coach Pep Guardiola: “It was a good performance, we did everything, but we couldn’t score. We defended well, they defended deep, and, with the quality they have, they were always dangerous on the counterattack. We controlled them and unfortunately, we could not score. Nothing more to say other than my biggest compliments to the team.” he added. “All the time [we were in control]. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. In this kind of game, the [clinical] moments are important, of course. It’s not just the ones [Sterling and Bernardo Silva’s] in the first half, in the second half we had many, Donnarumma made many saves.”
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