Lionel Messi described it as perfect the Tuesday night, after scoring the first goal for Paris Saint-Germain in a big victory against Manchester City in the Champions League.
The Argentine superstar scored PSG’s second goal after being served by Kylian Mbappe, helping his team to a 2-0 win at the Parc des Princes.
This was Messi’s fourth appearance for PSG since joining it in the summer from Barcelona.
Also, this goal means that Messi has scored a goal in 17 consecutive seasons in the Champions League, equaling the record that Karim Benzema had set on the same night in the shocking loss of Real Madrid against Sheriff.
Speaking after the match, Messi admitted that he felt extremely happy after scoring the first goal in the new team jersey.
“It was a perfect night against a great opponent. For us, it was very important to win after the draw with Brugge,” said Messi.
“I am just happy to have scored. I haven’t played much lately, I had only played one game here. I am slowly adapting. The important thing is to keep winning,” he added.
This was Messi’s 121st goal in the Champions League and now the 34-year-old is just 14 goals behind rival and the man who has scored the most in this competition, Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United.