WATCH: Lionel Messi scores maiden Ligue 1 goal for PSG, Paris rejoices

Lionel Messi scored his first Ligue 1 goal as Paris Saint-Germain opened a 13-point lead in Ligue 1 despite playing nearly half an hour with 10 men in a 3-1 home win against Nantes on Saturday.

Messi found the back of the net three minutes from time with a curved left-footed effort from outside the box, adding his own goal from Dennis Appia after Randal Colo Muni canceled Kylian Mbappe’s first-half opener.

The result left PSG with 37 points from 14 matches ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League tour on Wednesday, while Nantes are 11th on 18 points.

Messi has scored three goals in the Champions League since joining Barcelona during a close season, but the Argentine forward had not found the back of the net in his last five appearances in Ligue 1.

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