Lionel Messi missing out on first PSG hat-trick as Kylian Mbappe takes penalty instead and misses

Lionel Messi again proved his selfless side during Paris Saint-Germain's 3-2 UEFA Champions League victory over RB Leipzig. In stoppage time, Messi let Kylian Mbappe take a penalty, which may have given him the chance to score his first PSG hat-trick.

The Argentine had already scored two goals: a daring Panenka penalty kick midway through the second half. PSG was granted a second penalty after Achraf Hakimi was hauled down in the game's dying minutes.

The penalty kick was given to Kylian Mbappe by Lionel Messi, who was on his way to his first hat-trick for his new squad. However, the 22-year-old squandered a chance to add a second goal by skipping the penalty shot.

On Twitter, football fans were both angry and proud of Lionel Messi. While many supporters praised Messi's selflessness, many were disappointed to see the six-time Ballon d'Or winner lose out on his first PSG hat-trick.

Despite a minor hiccup near the finish, PSG won 3-2 against a tenacious RB Leipzig side on Matchday 3 of the Champions League.

PSG's Kylian Mbappe scored the first goal before falling 2-1. Mbappe then set up Lionel Messi for a simple tap-in goal. The Parisians were subsequently handed a penalty, which the Argentine converted.

PSG currently has three goals from Messi, all of which have come in the Champions League. On Matchday 2, the 34-year-old forward scored his first goal for the club against Manchester City, assisted by Mbappe.

After Manchester City overcame Club Brugge earlier, PSG needed to beat RB Leipzig to recover the first spot in Group A. They followed through on what they claimed they would do.

The stars for the Parisian giants were Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. Marco Verratti, Gini Wijnaldum, and Julian Draxler were among the PSG players who accompanied the duo.

UEFA has named Kylian Mbappe the official Man of the Match. Despite missing a penalty in the last phases of the contest, the Frenchman was a deserving winner following an outstanding performance.

The victory will also give Lionel Messi a huge boost in confidence. PSG has yet to score in league with the six-time Ballon d'Or winner. However, yesterday's 34-year-old forward's performance demonstrated that he is settling in nicely at the Parc des Princes. Messi and Kylian Mbappe appear to be building a destructive relationship.

In the Champions League, PSG will meet RB Leipzig once more. With a win in Germany, they will be one step closer to the knockout rounds.