Lionel Messi picked the perfect stage to open his PSG account with a classic goal during a 2-0 victory over Manchester City in the Champions League.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner silenced any doubters with a trademark strike, dribbling from deep before curling a stunning effort into the top corner at the Parc des Princes.
PSG fans had been waiting for this moment and boy he didn’t disappoint.
City’s defence could not stop the brilliant Argentine who showed moments of brilliance throughout the game and finally picked out his stunner in the final minutes of the 2nd half.
It followed after a first-half strike from Idrissa Gueye as Mauricio Pochettino’s men avenged last season’s semi-final defeat to the Premier League champions.
But Messi will grab all the headlines after delivering yet another moment of magic against his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.
Former City defender Danny Mills said: “Wow, wow, wow. People that didn’t think Messi was still up to it, this is him at his very best.
“He glides across the turf, goes past Laporte, who can’t keep pace with him. He just holds him off, and as he plays the one-two, that finish into the top right corner is exquisite.