Messi inspires shaken PSG to win 4-3 in Troyes

Paris: Lionel Messi scored one goal and assisted another to lead Paris Saint-Germain rebellion and win 4-3 in home to Troyes today, Saturday, to increase the title holder ‘s lead in the French first division to five points. Paris Saint-Germain raised their score to 35 points in 13 games and kept his record unbeaten, and is five points clear of Lens, who beat Toulouse 3-0 on Friday. Mama Baldi brought Troyes in advantage twice, before the host woke up led by Messi, who brought his score to seven goals in championship in this season and also scored ten goals in the tournament. Troyes stunned fans at the Parc des Princes when Balde scored with a volley three minutes into the match after a Rooney Lopez pass. But Carlos Soler equalized for Paris Saint-Germain with a pass from Neymar in the 24th minute, as he dribbled goalkeeper Gauthier Gallon and put the ball in in brings. Baldi comes back in advantage to the guests after seven minutes of the second half with a low shot behind Gianluigi Donnarumma, and touches the third goal, but is in offside position. Messi made all the difference for Paris Saint-Germain when he hit a powerful long-range ball to equalize and a few minutes later passed a ball to Neymar to score. Kylian Mbappe scored the fourth goal for Paris Saint-Germain from a penalty awarded by the referee after a Troyes Gallon goalkeeper intervention on Soler. Troyes narrowed the difference in Anthony Palaversa’s recovery time. (Reuters)