Lionel Messi’s brilliant strike wins Champions League goal of the week (Video)

PSG forward, Lionel Messi took home the prize for the best Champions League goal in week 3 with his brilliant strike against Benfica.

Messi netted a stunning goal to open the scoring for Paris Saint-Germain during their 1-1 draw against Benfica on Wednesday evening.

It was a superb, curling finish from the Argentine to cap a flowing team move from Les Parisiens in a move that involved both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

The Argentine superstar whipped the ball into the corner of the net, giving Benfica goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos no chance.

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His wonderful first-time finish after stepping onto Mbappe’s first-time pass is a delightful moment of understanding between the club’s star forwards.

That strike meant that Messi set a fresh Champions League competition record.

Benfica became the 40th club that the 35-year-old has scored against in the competition.

His wonderful first-time finish after stepping onto Mbappe’s first-time pass is a delightful moment of understanding between the club’s star forwards.

Benfica held on to keep pace with Paris at the top of Group H after Danilo’s own goal cancelled out some Lionel Messi magic.

The visitors were indebted to Gianluigi Donnarumma in the opening exchanges before Messi hit a sumptuous curling finish from the edge of the box.

However, the Eagles kept to their game plan and levelled when Enzo Fernandez’s centre was chested past his own keeper by former Porto man Danilo.

Both sides went in search of a winner after the break but found Odisseas Vlachodimos and Donnarumma in sparkling form.

Key stat: Benfica are the 40th Champions League opponent that Messi has scored against, more than any other player.

2022/23 Champions League Goal of the Week winners

Matchday 2: Erling Haaland (Man City)

Matchday 1: Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

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