Maccabi Haifa 1-3 PSG: Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe score as PSG survive scare

Mbappe and PSG celebrate a goal
Kylian Mbappe scored PSG’s second goal against Maccabi Haifa

Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe all scored as Paris St-Germain survived a scare to beat Maccabi Haifa.

Tjaronn Chery gave the Israeli side a surprise lead in the first half.

But Messi levelled the scores before half-time, converting from eight yards after Mbappe’s cross.

Mbappe completed the comeback with 21 minutes left, scoring a fine angled finish, before Neymar split the offside trap late on to seal the three points for the Ligue 1 champions.

The win continued PSG’s 100% Champions League start and they sit top of Group H, level with Benfica.

The Portuguese side also came from behind to beat Juventus 2-1 in Turin.

Messi’s goal means he has now scored a Champions League goal against a record 39 different teams – Cristiano Ronaldo has netted against 38 – and is the first player to score a Champions League goal in 18 different seasons.

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