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Leo Messi premiered on the largest of the stages. The Argentine, little active in the first half, sentenced the great game of the Champions League day when, for a second, he turned the Parc des Princes into the Camp Nou. In his classic slalom, starting from the right-handed lane of the attack, he undressed the defense of the Manchester City to combine with Mbappe and send the squad his first goal with PSG, and the second of the game.
Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes; Verratti (Wijnaldum, M.77), Herrera, Gueye (Danilo, M.90); Messi, Mbappé, Neymar.
Ederson; Walker, Rúben Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Sterling (Gabriel Jesus, M.77), Grealish (Foden, M.68).
1-0 M.9 Gueye; 2-0 M.74 Messi.
Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain). TA: Verratti (M.77) / Cancelo (M.24), De Bruyne (M.39).
Parisians outnumbered those of Guardiola, dominant in Paris, but without the punch required to knock down a rival of the height of PSG. Mauricio Pochettino he did not reserve anything in his eleven. Leo Messi and Verratti, recovered days before the duel, started from the beginning. Despite playing at home, the Parisians were aware of the rival in front of them. City came to France to take the reins of the game. The PSG not only accepted it, but lived with it and crushed as soon as it started.
Generated the first blow Mbappé, the most active of the trident during the first half. Unstoppable in the overflow on the right flank, he shook off Cancelo and center to the area, where Gueye appeared to pick up the fumble and break it towards the Ederson network. The joy with which Messi and Neymar accompanied the scorer in his celebration illustrated the importance of the game, although PSG still had to go through the worst.
Those of Guardiola reacted with personality, locking up the local team. His best chance came on a double occasion of Sterling and Bernardo Silva. De Bruyne crossed, and the finish of the English stopped him between Donnarumma and the post. On the rebound, without a goalkeeper, Bernardo did not coordinate well and hit the crossbar again.
The Italian goal, debutant in the Champions League, deserves his credit for the result. An insurance under sticks, repelled two more auctions of Cancel and Rúben Days before the break, and another frank internship by De Bruyne at the restart. The passage of the minutes tired the legs of the English, who ended up leaving, in favor of the PSG and of Leo Messi.
The Argentine went from being the field player with the fewest touches in the first half, to inventing the goal of the night. His personal move, as repetitive as it was impossible to stop, undressed the entire celestial rear before combine with Mbappé and send the ball to the squad. A marvel that shows what it is capable of the PSG of the magnificent three.