Latest Football Results: Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi regained their stride as they led Paris St Germain to a 3-2 comeback victory against RB Leipzig in an exciting Champions League game at home on Tuesday (October 19). Mbappe was the first to score, and Messi owed his second-half double to France forward after the Ligue 1 side had gone down 2-1 after goals by Andre Silva and Nordi Mukiele on each side of the break.
Following missing a stoppage-time penalty, Mbappe set up Messi for the equaliser and won the penalty, which the Argentine converted with an ice-cold chip after a disappointing effort from the club's new signing. PSG now leads Group A with seven points after three games, one point ahead of Manchester City, who thrashed Club Brugge 5-1 on the road earlier on Tuesday. Leipzig does not have any points, as per the latest football updates.
PSG frequently appeared out of sorts before Mbappe and Messi joined up like two old teammates, incapable of dealing with Leipzig's high-pressure game. Jesse Marsch's team rushed strongly from the start, and PSG's Keylor Navas had already made three saves in just eight minutes.
PSG threatened on the break and scored the scoring after nine minutes, but it was a double-edged sword for the visitors. Mbappe dummied his marker before hitting a low shot past Peter Gulacsi for his first Champions League goal of the season after Julian Draxler flicked a Marquinhos long pass into his path.
Leipzig refused to give up, and Silva's volley hit the left-hand post in the 27th minute. Silva headed home Angelino's cross at the far post a minute later to give the Germans a merited equaliser. Leipzig was the superior team, and three minutes before the interval, Christopher Nkunku came close to putting them ahead with a low shot that went just wide after a series of dribbles.
PSG got off to a good start in the second half, with Messi finding space between the lines, but Leipzig seized the lead in the 57th minute when Mukiele latched onto another Angelino cross at the far post. After 67 minutes, a Tyler Adams back pass was intercepted by Mbappe, who sprinted into the area and passed to Messi, who tapped the ball into the empty net after Gulacsi parried his effort into the inside of the post.
In the previous round of fixtures, Mbappe had put up Messi for PSG's second goal in a 2-0 victory over Manchester City. Mbappe was taken down by Mohamed Simakan seven minutes later, and Messi scored the resultant penalty with exquisite precision before pointing to his strike partner, who has now set up three PSG goals.
After a VAR review for a Josko Gvardiol foul on Achraf Hakimi, PSG was granted another penalty four minutes into additional time, but Mbappe skied it over the bar, despite a superb overall performance from the 22-year-old.