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Lionel Messi scores two in PSG win including epic Panenka – but denied hat-trick by Mbappe who takes late pen and MISSES


LIONEL MESSI scored twice as his epic Panenka penalty sealed a comeback Paris Saint-Germain win against RB Leipzig.

But Kylian Mbappe denied the legendary Argentine a hat-trick after taking a late penalty… before MISSING it.

Lionel Messi's two goals - including a Panenka penalty - saw PSG beat RB Leipzig 3-2

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Lionel Messi’s two goals – including a Panenka penalty – saw PSG beat RB Leipzig 3-2Credit: Getty

The two superstars started at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday with fellow attacker Neymar missing.

And Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG got off to a flyer when Mbappe opened the scoring with just nine minutes on the clock.

However, Leipzig fought back when summer signing Andre Silva netted in the 28th minute.

The Germans then went ahead in the second half thanks to a 57th minute effort from Nordi Mukiele.

But former Barcelona ace Messi had other ideas.

The icon levelled the scores just ten minutes later with a smart finish.

Kylian Mbappe missed a late spot-kick, denying Messi the chance to complete his hat-trick

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Kylian Mbappe missed a late spot-kick, denying Messi the chance to complete his hat-trickCredit: AP


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And Messi then stepped up to take a penalty in the 74th minute.

However, the veteran decided to net it in style with a classy Panenka chip.

With PSG 3-2 ahead and moving into the final seconds, they won yet another penalty.

Messi looked set to take it in order to complete his treble.

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But Mbappe ended up standing over the ball instead.

Unfortunately for the World Cup winner, he sent his effort flying way over the bar.

Yet PSG won’t mind too much as they secured another vital three points in their mission to qualify for the Champions League knockout stage.

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