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  • Updated: October 19, 2021

UCL: Messi's Brace Secures Win Against Resilent Leipzig

Lionel Messi's brace was enough penalty as Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to beat RB Leipzig 3-2 in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Mbappe had given PSG the lead at the Parc des Princes but a Leipzig side beaten 6-3 at Manchester City earlier in the competition did not crumble in the French capital.

Instead, goals from Andre Silva and Nordi Mukiele had them in front, and at that point, PSG looked as if they might pay the price for another occasionally disjointed display.

However, they were rescued by Mbappe and Messi. The Argentinian was set up by the French star for the equaliser and then coolly chipped in a 74th-minute penalty awarded for a foul on Mbappe.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team, who also saw Mbappe miss from the spot in injury time, are now top of Group A at the halfway stage, a point above City, who won 5-1 at Club Brugge earlier.

Leipzig, beaten by PSG in the semi-finals in 2020, are bottom without a point to their name.

For PSG the win was achieved without Neymar, sidelined by an adductor muscle injury.

In any case, the world's most expensive player has not really been himself this season, his one goal so far coming from the penalty spot.

While Messi has been settling in to his new surroundings, Mbappe has been the main man for PSG.

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UEFA Champions League
No Teams P Pts
1 Liverpool 12 28
2 Atletico Madrid 9 11
3 FC Porto 6 5
4 AC Milan 6 4
No Teams P Pts
1 AFC Ajax 7 18
2 Sporting CP 6 9
3 Borussia Dortmund 6 9
4 Besiktas 6 0
No Teams P Pts
1 Real Madrid 10 21
2 Inter Milan 6 10
3 Sheriff FC 6 7
4 Shakhtar Donetsk 6 2
No Teams P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 8 19
2 Benfica 11 12
3 Barcelona 6 7
4 FC Dynamo Kyiv 6 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Villarreal 16 17
2 Manchester United 7 11
3 Atalanta 6 6
4 Young Boys 6 5
No Teams P Pts
1 Lille OSC 11 11
2 FC Red Bull Salzburg 6 10
3 Sevilla 6 6
4 VfL Wolfsburg 6 5
No Teams P Pts
1 Chelsea 13 19
2 Juventus 12 15
3 F.C. Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 5
4 Malmo FF 6 1
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AR Argentina
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  • WEIGHT

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  • AGE

    34

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