Messi made his debut at PSG, who beat Reims 2-0 with a double from Mbappé
The Rosario star played more than 25 minutes in his debut with the new shirt. In the presentation, touches of his talent were seen in some meetings with Mbappé.
Lionel Messi started among the substitutes in the match where PSG visits Reims, for the French Ligue 1, but at 20 ‘of the complement and with the result 2-0 in favour, the Flea entered the field instead of Neymar starting a new era in his football career.
Mauricio Pochettino, coach of the team, called him up for the first time since the Rosario star arrived from Barcelona and the more than 20 thousand spectators had to wait for the ST to average to see the crack in action.
Messi tried in a couple of plays to connect with Kylian Mbappé, scorer of the two goals for PSG, and in the few minutes he played he also felt the rigour of the Reims defenders’ brand.
Applauded by the audience at the Auguste Delaune stadium, the Argentine star of the six Ballons d’Or entered the game three minutes after his team’s second goal
Messi’s first game with PSG comes almost three weeks after his arrival at the French club from Barcelona. His last game was the final of the Copa América that Argentina beat Brazil on July 11.
In his first 25 minutes playing for his new team, Messi’s statistics showed 20 of 21 successful passes, 26 touches of the ball, one recovery and three fouls received.
Reaching the quarter of an hour, PSG took the lead when Fideo Di María sent a perfect centre for the entry into the Mbappé area, which put the Parisians ahead.
At the beginning of the complement, Reims had the tie with a goal from Marshall Munetsi, but the goal was disallowed via VAR due to the advanced position of the author of the conquest.
Minutes before Lionel Messi’s entry from the bench, Mbappé ended a lethal counter led by Hakimi to score PSG’s second.
After this meeting in Reims, the French championship takes a break from international matches and Messi is expected to play with Argentina in the next qualifying matches for the World Cup-2022, which the Albiceleste will play against Venezuela, Brazil and Bolivia.
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