Lionel Messi striker wins game for French champions side see-off Lyon

Lyon 0-1 PSG: Lionel Messi strike wins game for French champions as Christophe Galtier’s side see-off Lyon to remain unbeaten and stay top of the Ligue 1 table

  • Lionel Messi scored the winner as PSG beat Lyon at the Groupama Stadium 
  • Argentine star combined with Neymar to score early in the first half for PSG  
  • The win sees PSG remain unbeaten in Ligue 1 and ahead of Marseille in the table 

Lionel Messi’s fifth-minute strike was enough for PSG to seal a 1-0 win over Lyon at the Groupama Stadium on Sunday night.

PSG’s Argentine star combined with Neymar early in the first half, with the Brazilian teeing up Messi, before he stroked the ball elegantly into the corner of the net.  

The win see the French champions remain top of the Ligue 1 table, and are yet to suffer defeat so far this season under new manager Christophe Galtier. 

Full report to follow… 

Lionel Messi nets in the fifth minute for PSG as they secure a 1-0 win over Lyon on Sunday night


 Lyon (4-4-2): Lopes, Gusto, Mendes, Lukeba, Tagliafico, Tete (Cherki, 75), Tolisso (Lapenant, 46), Caqueret (Reine-Adelaide, 75), Toko Ekambi (Barcola, 87), Dembele, Lacazette.

Subs not used: Diomande, Henrique, Favire, Da Silva, Riou.

Manager: Peter Bosz.

PSG (3-4-2-1): Donnarumma, Ramos, Maquinhos, Pereira, Hakimi, Mendes, Verratti (Mukiele, 64), Ruiz (Vitinha, 57), Neymar (Soler 86), Messi, Mbappe.

Subs not used:  Navas, Bernat, Sarabia, Bitshiabu, Zaire-Emery, Ekitike.

Goals: Messi 5.

Booked: Verratti 39, Donnarumma 90+3.

Manager: Christophe Galtier.

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