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Sep 28, 2021 at 8pm UK
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Pep Guardiola salutes 'unstoppable' Lionel Messi after Champions League loss

:Headline: Pep Guardiola salutes 'unstoppable' Lionel Messi after Champions League loss:
Manchester City went down 2-0 to Paris St Germain as Lionel Messi scored his first goal for the French club.
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Pep Guardiola admitted it would have been impossible to control Lionel Messi for the full game after the Argentinian helped sink Manchester City in the Champions League.

The six-time world player of the year scored his first Paris St Germain goal as the French side avenged their loss in last season’s semi-finals with a 2-0 group stage victory on Tuesday.

Messi had been doubtful ahead of the game but proved his fitness with a stunning goal after 74 minutes of a compelling clash at the Parc des Princes, adding to Idrissa Gana Gueye’s early strike.

Pochettino was quick to point out, however, that Messi’s goal capped a fine team performance.

He said: “You need this type of performance for a player like him to be able to score goals and fill the net.

“Victories are always a collective and from the team. It is a team sport. The victory comes against one of the best teams in the world and one of the best managers. It is obviously a very good result and I am very happy.”

The result ignited PSG’s challenge in Group A after their opening draw against Club Brugge and lifted them above City.

Pochettino said: “The three points are really important. It wasn’t easy when City played really well but we managed to be really offensive and score two goals. I am pretty happy.”

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea86111631319
2Liverpool85302261618
3Manchester CityMan City85211631317
4Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton843185315
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd84221610614
6Everton7421138514
7Brentford8332107312
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves840488012
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs7403610-412
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham73221410411
11Leicester CityLeicester83231314-111
12Aston Villa83141212010
13Arsenal7313510-510
14Crystal Palace7142811-37
15Southampton8143610-47
16Watford8215715-87
17Leeds UnitedLeeds8134715-86
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle7034816-83
19Burnley8035513-83
20Norwich CityNorwich8026216-142
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