Lionel Messi scored a second-half brace as Paris Saint Germain rallied to come from behind and win 3-2 against RB Leipzig in their UEFA Champions League Group A clash at the Parc Des Princes.
After picking up their first win of the group stage against Manchester City on matchday two, PSG were eager to pick up another three points against their German opponents at home.
Kylian Mbappe showed his quality as he raced onto a Julian Draxler through ball before sending RB Leipzig’s goalkeeper the wrong way with a sublime finish after only nine minutes of the match.
Leipzig drew themselves level in the 28th minute through Portuguese striker Andre Silva, who finished from close range after he was found by a low cross by Angelino.
The visitors scored their second goal in the 57th minute as Nordin Mukiele volleyed home another Angelino cross from close range to give Leipzig an unlikely lead in Paris.
The lead lasted only ten minutes before Messi equalised for Paris Saint Germain with what was only his second goal since his summer switch from Barcelona. The 34-year-old was set up by Mbappe but saw his shot blocked by the goalkeeper before prodding home the loose ball from inches out.
Messi and Mbappe combined again in the 74th minute to put the French giants back in front. Mbappe’s pace and trickery caused RB Leipzig defender Mohammed Simakan to commit a foul on him inside the RB Leipzig box and hand Paris Saint Germain the opportunity to get themselves ahead.
Messi proceeded to calmly dink the penalty past the goalkeeper for his third goal of the season in PSG colours.
Paris Saint Germain were awarded another penalty in added time after Achraf Hakimi was hacked down, but this time, Mbappe fired his effort way over the crossbar.
PSG have returned to the summit of their group with seven points, one more than Manchester City have at this stage of the season.