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UCL: Messi, Mbappe shine as PSG beat Brugge, Man City lose at Leipzig



Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe both bagged a brace each to help Paris Saint-Germain beat Club Brugge 4-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Mbappe bagged a record with his efforts as he became the youngest player to reach 30 Champions League goals.

Messi also scored twice either side of a Brugge’s consolation, which came when Mats Rits beat goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma with a slotted finish.

The hosts were already guaranteed to qualify for the knockout stage in second place, behind Manchester City, and ao the defeat for Brugge means they finish bottom.

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In the other game of the group, Manchester City, who already won the group, were beaten by RB Leipzig 2-1.

It was a match played without fans because of Covid-19 restrictions, and Pep Guardiola opted to field a strong side, which included a first club start since 6 November for Kevin de Bruyne.

City finished the game with 10 men after Kyle Walker was shown a straight red card in the last 10 minutes for an unnecessary foul on Silva.

Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai and Portugal forward Andre Silva scored for Leipzig while Riyad Mahrez scored a consolation for the visitors.

Leipzig finished third on the group, and will drop to the Europa League.

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