Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe worked together to magical effect as Paris Saint-Germain defeated RC Lens for the first time in five games on Saturday night.
Just before halftime at Parc des Princes, Messi combined with Mbappé, who made no mistake and backheeled the ball to the Argentine for a low strike.
Messi then expertly directed the entire course of action and added the finishing touches.
Can’t get over this linkup between Lionel Messi and Mbappe, WHAT A GOAL!!!pic.twitter.com/AnGqSJ41q4
— F R E D (@AFCFrediNho_) April 15, 2023
Meanwhile, with his goal against Lens, Messi and Mbappe each achieved a significant milestone: Mbappe became PSG’s all-time leading scorer in Ligue 1, and Messi set a new mark for goals scored in the top five leagues of Europe, a distinction he shares with rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
Earlier, Lens was in complete control until midfielder Salis Abdul Samed was sent off for a reckless challenge on right back Achraf Hakimi in the 19th minute.
Lens played better than PSG in the second half, despite being a player down. A handball from PSG midfielder Fabian Ruiz following a corner gave Lens a penalty and Poland winger Przemysław Frankowski sent goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma the wrong way in the 60th.Also Read‘Can’t understand why coming here would damage Henderson’s legacy and Mes...Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo looks bemused after being snubbed for player of ...Jose Mourinho substitutes Roma player, forces his own team to play with 1...Neymar set for Saudi move after Al Hilal agree near-USD100M transfer fee ... Top Sports News Now
The match turned in PSG’s favor when midfielder Samed lunged at Hakimi and caught his left ankle in a dangerous tackle.