Lionel Messi has admitted he is eager to score his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain, ending his drought with a stunning shot in Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over Manchester City.
The 34-year-old superstar has waited 264 minutes for the French giants to make their debut goal.
He ran miraculously through the speed of the mini Killian Mbappe and from corner to corner of Ederson’s net.
After the victory, Messi admitted that he was eager to find PSG’s opening goal and that he was instrumental in winning last year’s European final.
It’s true that I was getting desperate to score my first goal,” Messi told Canal Plus. “I hadn’t played much recently and I had only played once here at home but I am settling into the team little by little.
“The more us forwards play together, the better our relationship will be. We all need to grow together and improve and keep giving our best.”
PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he wants to win this time around after conceding several goals in the past after Messi’s stunning goal.
Usually I don’t celebrate goals, I keep it to myself. But today, for Messi, I did,” he said. “I spent years watching Messi score goals from the opponent’s side – so this time, scoring for my team, that’s great.”
The French team took the lead in the first half, beating Man City in Paris thanks to the opening of Idrissa Gueye. Manchester City fought back, but Messi killed a quarter of the time and overtook Ederson to turn the stunner over.
Real Madrid 1-2 Sheriff:
The Champions League debut Sheriff sent Real Madrid 2-1 in the Santiago Bernabeu, the biggest shock in the competition’s group stages.
Jasurbek Yakhshiboev’s first-half header was canceled by Karim Benzema’s spot-kick after the break, which was awarded after a VAR check after Vinicius Junior. went down to the box.
However, the visitors claimed a surprise win to maintain their 100 per cent record in Group D, Sebastien Thill’s shock left-footed strike in the 89th minute that earned the Moldovan club their most famous victory.
Los Blancos hit goalkeeper Georgios Athanasiadis 10 times in the 31st minute, but the most successful team in the competition could not recover anything from the Sheriff’s Nightmare.
The home side were stunned when the Sheriff took the lead in the 25th minute. A breakthrough sent Crystal Palace into space, allowing a Yakhshiboev cross to cross from the left back.
Six minutes later, the Sheriff Goalkeeper was able to double his total and team advantage, but his left foot effort was only bent in the far corner.
Vinicius and Nacho scored a terrifying chance in the space of 60 seconds to cross the former right-hand corner and Eden Hazard finally escaped with a header.
Benzema fired a narrow shot from the edge of the box, forcing Casemiro to swiftly save Athanasiadis, but the Moldovan costume preceded.
While Venezuela fell in the box, Madrid finally made a drastic change from 12 yards in 12 minutes.
The hosts pushed their men forward to find a winner, but the Sheriff found the most important purpose as Till fired a volley in the long left corner of the edge of the penalty area. there is one minute left of the original time.
Porto 1-5 Liverpool:
At the start of the Champions League, Liverpool stabbed Porto 5-1 in the Estadio do Dragao.
The Reds, who suffered five goals in their opening Group B opener at Anfield, did not have the same nerves as their long-time rivals on Tuesday.
With a 5-0, 4-1 win over Liverpool in the 2018 and 2019 fixtures, the two teams are guaranteed a place in the knockout stages.
Mohammad Saleh and Roberto Famino scored twice, and Sadio Mane scored five goals for Porto the following year.
The result should not come as a surprise, given that Porto have not won in their last eight meetings. Pepe was sent off for a warm-up injury, but the hosts cut Otavio’s short range 14 minutes later.
Liverpool moved on shortly after the change. Curtis Jones’ low shot was fired by Diogo Costa on teammate Zaidu Sanusi, ending Salah with a close range.
The Porto goalkeeper has denied Jordan Henderson’s 400th goal for the club. The away captain’s free-kick was deflected away, but James Milner’s low cross failed to allow Mane to return home.
Liverpool reacted angrily as Mehdi Taremi led Salah an hour before Salah went to the bench in the second half.
Coast deviated from his area and allowed Firmino to roll the ball into the net. Four minutes later, a Brazilian man responded with a VAR check and a quick response to the disappearance.