PSG vs Man City: Lionel Messi record vs Manchester City

As PSG and Manchester City take centre stage on Tuesday night, Sportco analyzes Lionel Messi and his stats vs Manchester City.

PSG star-studded will once again try to prove their doubters wrong when they host Manchester City. 

The Parisian's Champions League campaign started on a frustrating note against Club Brugge even after deploying one of the fearful trio, Messi, Neymar and Mabppe, as all the three failed to get on the scoresheet.  

Man City seizes on PSG's collapse in Champions League semifinals - Sports  Illustrated
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Manchester City began their Champions League start hammering RB Leipzig 6-3, and look confident for this fixture as they also defeated last year Champions League winners Chelsea 1-0 in the Premier League

While Lionel Messi will face Manchester City again if he gets fully fit for the game. Manchester City is Messi’s second-best team after Arsenal,  here we look at his record vs Manchester City.

Lionel Messi Stats vs Manchester City

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has played six games and 540 minutes against Manchester City, notching up six goals and two assists.

Lionel Messi Stats vs Manchester City
Minutes Played540
Lionel Messi returns to his breathtaking best in Barcelona victory |  Champions League | The Guardian
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While all these performances have come in a Barcelona jersey, he has also bagged a hat-trick against Manchester City, making him the only player to score hat-tricks vs two English teams in UEFA Champions League history. 

After scoring six goals against Manchester City, he became the first player to score most goals against the English Champions in their UCL history. 

The second highest is Doumbia, with five goals against Man City. His stats against City are exceptional along with his record against teams managed by Pep Guardiola is simply impressive.

Pep Guardiola Agrees with Critics Who Say He Depended on Lionel Messi at  Barca | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
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The Argentine has faced Guardiola’s teams on four occasions, racking up six goals, two goals vs Bayern Munich and four goals vs Manchester City.   

The former Barcelona player will again encounter his former manager if he gets the green right to play the match, which will be his seventh encounter against the City. 

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