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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.

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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.

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