Lionel Messi makes PSG debut in 2-0 victory vs Reims.
Mauricio Pochettino made the legendary Argentine forward Lionel Messi on the substitutes bench. He opted for a front trio of Neymar (Angel Di Maria) and Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe scored 16 minutes of the match by heading Di Maria’s cross over Predrag Rajkovic, Reims goalkeeper.
Mbappe could have been Mbappe’s final goal with PSG. In the meantime, Real Madrid is trying to reach a massive deal with Parisians to sign the World Cup winner before Tuesday’s transfer window closing.
PSG could lose Mbappe next summer, and the 22-year old has no plans to renew his contract at Parc des Princes.
The cameras were cut to Messi During the first half, and I sat several times on the bench at the subs.
The 34-year old, associated with the organization for 21 years in Barcelona this summer, saw an abrupt end and talked with Ander Herrera.
Pochettino did not make any changes at the half-time interval. Reims thought that they had equalized shortly after the break. However, VAR disallowed Marshall Munetsi’s goal for offside.
Lionel Messi’s debut at PSG
However, the moment all football fans have been waiting for is here: Messi’s first appearance at PSG after leaving Barca.
Meanwhile, we could hear reims fans cheering when the six-time Ballon D’Or winner emerged to warm up.
Here’s how Messi came on, replacing Neymar. It was pretty strange to see him wearing a shirt from another team.
What did Messi do in his debut at PSG?
Messi was bright when he entered the fray, but he couldn’t score his maiden goal.
Mbappe and he made a few direct runs in the middle of the pitch, but PSG fans got only a taste of what was to come from the man, who is arguably the greatest player of all time.
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