Argentine superstar, Lionel Messi has disclosed that Tuesday’s win over Manchester City proved to be a “perfect night” as he scored his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain in a massive Champions League victory.
Playing in his fourth game since joining from Barcelona this summer, Messi scored PSG’s second goal after getting an assist from Kylian Mbappe, helping his side to a 2-0 win over City.
With the goal, Messi scored in his 17th consecutive Champions League campaign, equalling a record set by Karim Benzema just minutes earlier.
“It was a perfect night against a great opponent. For us, it was very important to win this game after Brugge (a 1-1 draw away).
“I am very happy to have scored. I haven’t played much recently, I had only played one game here. I am adapting little by little. What is important is to keep winning.
“Our relationship will get better and better with each game. We all have to grow together, increase our level of play. We have to continue.
“We won a very important game against a very big rival, who was in the final last year. We must continue to progress, improve a lot of things for the future,” Messi told Canal+.
With his goal against City, he’s now scored in 17 straight Champions League seasons, joining Benzema with Cristiano Ronaldo, just behind the pair at 16.
Benzema netted from the spot in the second half against Sheriff on Tuesday, but the Moldovan side scored late to stun Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabeu.
Messi has also scored 27 goals in 35 appearances against English teams in the Champions League, 15 more than any other player in the competition.
The goal was Messi’s 121st strike in the Champions League, as he moves within 14 of Ronaldo for the competition’s all-time mark.