It is a telling statistic that just four of Messi's 101 Champions League goals have been scored from direct free-kick and, fortunately for the 31-year-old, that goal secured his position as only the second player in Champions League history to score in 14 consecutive seasons, alongside Raul.
The game also saw individual records being broken as Argentine ace Lionel Messi notched his eighth UEFA Champions League hat-trick thereby becoming the first player to do so.
After netting PSG's equaliser in the 83rd minute, Mbappe was dispossessed by James Milner in the closing stages of the match, giving Liverpool a chance to mount a final attack.
PSG had come back from two goals down with Kylian Mbappe equalising in the 83rd minute after Thomas Meunier's 40th minute strike halved the deficit.
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At the start of the season, Messi had spoke about making the Champions League a priority for the Blaugrana and he's well and truly set the bar with his performance tonight. "Hopefully it's a year with a lot of titles".
Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic came off the bench to grab a late victor in a 1-0 victory at Club Brugge. 'The injury made the first year hard for him.
The American, who hadn't played since August 26 due to muscular problems, came on with around 20 minutes remaining and scored in the 85th when Matej Mitrovic's attempted clearance rebounded off his shin and looped in over Brugge goalkeeper Karlo Letica. One Champions League trophy in seven years has been used as a stick to beat him and he's said publicly that he's more desperate than ever to bring the European Cup back to Camp Nou this season. "Practising them is not the same as taking them in a game", said Messi.
Diego Costa equalised for visitors on 31 minutes before defender Jose Gimenez headed home the victor from a corner on the stroke of halftime.
Dortmund's bitter rivals Schalke started off with a 1-1 draw against FC Porto in an eventful Group D encounter.