Register Login Scores

UEFA Champions League

Pictures: How Messi Celebrated First PSG Goal

With Lionel Messi scoring his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain in their 2-0 UEFA Champions League win over Pep Guardiola's Manchester City on Tuesday night, here are some images of how he celebrated with the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, who set him up for his incredible strike.

Click through the gallery above to see how Messi celebrated his first PSG goal on Tuesday night!

The 34-year-opened his account for the French giants in their victory over the Citizens on Tuesday with a trademark left-footed strike from the edge of the opposition area.

It had been a quiet night up until that point for Messi, who seemed to suddenly burst into life in the build-up to his 74th-minute effort that was assisted by Mbappe and that left Ederson unmoved.

Celebrating his maiden PSG goal, the former Barcelona captain ran off in the direction of the corner flag with an overjoyed Neymar, but it was the man who teed him up, Mbappe, that Messi appeared eager to thank.

Speaking after the game, Les Parisiens manager Mauricio Pochettino explained his reaction to the six-time Ballon d'Or winner's first-ever strike for the Ligue 1 side.

"I did celebrate the goal. Usually, I don’t celebrate goals, I keep it to myself, but today, for Messi, I did," he said, according to The National News.

"I spent years watching Messi score goals from the opponent's side so this time, scoring for my team, that's great.

"You need this type of performance for a player like him to be able to score goals and fill the net.

"Victories are always a collective and from the team. It is a team sport. The victory comes against one of the best teams in the world and one of the best managers. It is obviously a very good result and I am very happy."

With his goal, Messi became only the second player in history, alongside Karim Benzema, to find the back of the net in 17 consecutive Champions League seasons.

Man Utd Players Unhappy With Ronaldo Decision

The forward has now amassed 121 goals in the coveted club competition, with only Cristiano Ronaldo (135) ahead of him in the all-time leading scorers' list.

Here are the best-paid players in the Champions League this season: 

6 Players On Man Utd’s Shortlist

Trouble In PSG Camp?

Hakimi: Why I Chose PSG Over Chelsea

6 comments

Top 5

Insiders Give Positive Motshwari Update

42 Oct 12, 2021 11:42 AM in Orlando Pirates

Pictures: How Messi Celebrated First PSG Goal

6 Sep 29, 2021 08:28 AM in UEFA Champions League

Hunt, Middendorp Await Chiefs In Next 5 Clashes

32 Oct 12, 2021 04:49 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Players Clubs Can Still Sign For Free

1 Oct 01, 2021 10:28 AM in International

Official: Topflight Coach Asks To Leave…

16 Oct 12, 2021 08:22 AM in PSL

13 New Players Appear On Newcastle's Shortlist

3 Oct 14, 2021 12:28 PM in English Premier League

Shuffle, Junior, Shabba – The Amakhosi Legends Car Collection

7 Oct 15, 2021 01:13 PM in Stars & Their Cars

10 Leading Free-Kick Scorers In History, Messi Closes In

Oct 14, 2021 07:26 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

New Bafana Concept Kit Made By Local Sportswear Brand

6 Oct 14, 2021 03:27 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Zidane Makes Newcastle Decision?

1 Oct 15, 2021 04:43 PM in English Premier League

Downs V City! All The Stadiums For Past 5 MTN8 Finals...

43 Oct 12, 2021 03:31 PM in MTN8 2021

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

4 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Malesela & Other Earmarked For Vacant Coaching Role?

6 Oct 12, 2021 10:10 AM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News