Paris St-Germain 3-2 RB Leipzig: Lionel Messi scores twice in comeback win

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Leipzig is the 37th team Lionel Messi has scored against during the Champions League

Paris St-Germain won the Champions League by beating RB Leipzig with Lionel Messi scoring twice.

Kylian Mbappe scored the first goal for the hosts, smashing into the corner of the counter-attack.

However, Andre Silva and Nordi Mokiele were able to score from Angelino crosses to give the German side the lead.

Messi's shot was tipped onto the post, and Messi tapped the rebound into the net. Then, he scored a Panenka penalty for the win.

PSG won a penalty in injury time. But instead of Messi taking up the hat-trick, Mbappe accepted it and skied it past the bar.

Mbappe, who scored 11 of his previous spot-kicks for PSG said that he had told Messi to take first penalty. The forward for France said, "It's normal. It's respect."

He's the greatest player in the world. It's a privilege to have him play with us. I've always said that. He takes the penalty. He said "Take it" for the second.

On seven points, the French team surpass Manchester City and are at the top of Champions League Group A.

Messi has scored three goals since joining PSG this summer as a free agent. The Argentine also scored in their 2-0 victory over City.

At 34 years old, the Barcelona legend is on 123 Champions League goals. Leipzig is the 37th team against which he has scored in the competition.

After Neymar, Alex, and George Weah, he is now the fourth player to score in the first two Champions League matches at home for PSG.

Mauricio Pochettino's team were far below their best, with just four shots on target (including three from Messi).

He said, "We don’t need to tell you anything about the quality Kylian and Leo."

"In games where you are struggling as a team to find solutions, that is why players of your class are needed."

Leipzig lost all three Champions League matches this season, which was a terrible loss. Since Jesse Marsch took control in the summer, they have won just four games in all competitions.