Lionel Messi curls in another worldie as he overtakes Pele stat
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Lionel Messi combined with Kylian Mbappe to score another classic Champions League goal as Paris Saint-Germain beat Club Brugge 4-1 on Tuesday night.
The French giants were already confirmed as runners-up behind Manchester City in group A but romped to a comfortable win at the Parc des Princes.
Mbappe and Messi both scored a brace with Mats Rits providing a consolation for the Belgian visitors, who were behind as early as the second minute.
Messi's goals also moved him ahead of Pele in terms of overall career goals as he took his tally to 758 in total for Barcelona, PSG and Argentina.
However, he still trails his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo by 43 goals, after he reached 801 career goals with a brace against Arsenal last week.
The Argentinian provided yet another classic European goal with his first on the night to put PSG 3-0 up in the 38th minute.
Having scored twice in the opening seven minutes, Mbappe turned provider as he collected the ball on halfway before nutmegging a defender and racing forward.
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He then picked out Messi in the centre of the Brugge half with a pinpoint cross-field pass.
Messi was allowed to dribbled towards the edge of the visitors' box, where he then clipped a curling shot beyond Simon Mignolet and into the bottom right corner.
Following Rits' consolation goal, Messi added a second for himself and PSG's fourth as he netted his fifth Champions League goal of the season from the penalty spot.
The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner ends the group stage with five goals from five matches.
His overall record for PSG this season now stands at six goals and three assists from 14 appearances in all competitions.
Despite their win on Tuesday, PSG were already confirmed to finish behind Pep Guardiola's City side in group A and will head into Monday's round of 16 draw as one of eight unseeded sides.
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