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PSG 2-0 Manchester City Highlights

PSG 2-0 Manchester City Highlights

lionel Messi’s scored his first PSG goal to help the French side to a 2-0 victory in Tuesday night’s heavyweight Champions League clash with Manchester City.

The Argentine, who signed on a free transfer from Barcelona this summer, found the net with a trademark effort midway through the second half after Idrissa Gueye’s eigth-minute strike had opened the scoring.

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Messi had been a doubt to start the game, having missed Ligue 1 wins over Metz and Montpellier with a knee problem but joined Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in the same front three that started PSG’s draw with Club Brugge in their opening group game.

Neymar looked to have fluffed an early chance to open the scoring when miscuing from Mbappe’s cut-back but former Everton midfielder Gueye arrived behind him to arrow a superb finish into the top corner.

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PSG vs Manchester City Highlights

Before match

Lionel Messi has been passed fit for tonight’s huge Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.

Messi has missed PSG’s past two games but the 34-year-old has overcome a knee injury and is expected to play some part at the Parc des Princes.

“He [Messi] is the same as Marco. He is in a very good way,” Pochettino said. “I think he will be in the squad, but I still have not decided the starting XI.”

Two of the favourites for this season’s Champions League meet in this crucial Group A clash.

PSG cannot afford to let more points in the competition slip after a surprise opening draw to Club Brugge.

City started their European campaign with an entertaining 6-3 win over RB Leipzig and travel to Paris with their confidence boosted after a superb, controlled win over Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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The pair last met at the semi-final stage of last year’s competition, with Manchester City victorious in both legs on their way to a 4-1 aggregate triumph.

Date, kick-off time and venue

PSG vs Manchester City is scheduled for a 8pm BST kick-off at the Parc des Princes in Paris.

PSG vs Manchester City team news

Mauricio Pochettino will decide whether Messi starts alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, or is on the bench. Sergio Ramos is not far away from full fitness, either, but may have to wait to make his PSG debut.

With a huge trip to Anfield to face Liverpool on Sunday, Pep Guardiola’s team selection is likely to have one eye on keeping players for the weekend.

John Stones was back on the City bench for the Chelsea win and he is in contention to play. Guardiola will decide whether Stones, Nathan Ake or Aymeric Laporte will partner Ruben Dias in centre of the City defence.

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Riyad Mahrez, Ferran Torres, Raheem Sterling and Fernandinho could all come into the team. Ilkay Gundogan and Aleks Zinchenko remain sidelined.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

PSG wins: 0

Draws: 2

Manchester City wins: 3

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