The first was a cushioned, side-footed volley from an angle that Messi would have been proud of; the second was a run followed by a precise curling shot into the bottom corner.
Hakimi also hit the crossbar with another shot after making a darting run in from the right flank.
He capped his PSG debut last month with a goal after just 18 minutes in a similar way, with a marauding run down the right followed by an angled shot that looped over the goalkeeper and flew under the crossbar.
Hakimi’s running, dribbling, and shooting make him look at times like a winger. He has scored three goals in seven league games for PSG. Last season, his seven goals helped Inter Milan wrestle the league title from powerhouse Juventus.
Still, eyebrows were raised when PSG paid 60 million euros ($70.3 million) to buy him — a hefty price for a defender, let alone a right back.
Messi’s arrival from Barcelona was the highlight of a huge offseason recruitment drive, but so far Hakimi looks like PSG’s best signing.
The 22-year-old Morocco international is quick, athletic, elusive and strong. His fitness level allows him to charge forward in attack and backtrack quickly to defend.
While midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has made a sluggish start since joining from Liverpool, and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is battling with veteran Keylor Navas for the No. 1 jersey, Hakimi has settled in straight away and made the position his own.