VIDEO: Messi scores first Ligue 1 goal as 10-man PSG beat Nantes 3-1 - GulfToday

VIDEO: Messi scores first Ligue 1 goal as 10-man PSG beat Nantes 3-1

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal at The Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris. AFP

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Star footballer Lionel Messi scored his first Ligue 1 goal on Saturday to bolster their position on the points table.

The Parisians put up a blitzkrieg show despite goalkeeper Keylor Navas got a red card.

They defeated Nantes 3-1.

Kylian Mbappe continued his prolific goal streak with a debut goal at Parc des Princes.

Nantes’ Randal Kolo Muani equalised in the second half after Navas was sent off.

An own goal by Dennis Appiah gave PSG the lead with 10 minutes left.

It was Messi who received a pass from Mbappe and swept into the far corner.

Messi wrapped up a 12th win in 14 league games this season ahead of next week's Champions League trip to Manchester City.

Paris Saint-Germain increased their lead over Lens at the top to 13 points.

Meanwhile, Monaco came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with champions Lille in a tense Ligue 1 match on Friday.

Striker and late substitute Wissam Ben Yedder bagged the equaliser for Monaco with an 83rd-minute volley after a double from Jonathan David inside 10 minutes had the home side on the back foot.

Krepin Diatta pulled a goal back for the hosts just before half-time with former Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac's charges then climbing to seventh with Ben Yedder's goal.

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