Mbappe, Messi net two each in PSG win in UCL


Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi scored two apiece as Paris Saint-Germain beat Club Brugge 4-1 at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday to complete their Champions League group stage.

Defeat to Manchester City in their penultimate group-stage match meant PSG were guaranteed to finish in second place in Group B, but Brugge needed a win to confirm their place in the Europa League.

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Yet it was the hosts who started by far the strongest with Mbappe scoring twice in the first seven minutes.

First, the France international coolly side-footed home from close range to become the youngest player to reach 30 goals in the Champions League before doubling his tally for the night with a stunning volley from an Angel Di Maria dink over the top.

Messi netted his first of the game on the 38 minutes with a curling effort from the edge of the box, having previously been denied by Brugge goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Brugge threatened at the start of the second half and were rewarded with a goal Mats Rits reduced the deficit on 68 minutes, but Messi got a fourth for PSG from the penalty spot 14 minutes from time.

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