A few weeks ago, the world of football was left absolutely stunned when Lionel Messi left Barcelona and joined Paris Saint Germain in one of the most sensational football club transfers of all time. When the 34-year-old landed in Paris, the excitement and craze among the PSG fans was for everyone to see. The deal was done and dusted with the 6-time Ballon d'Or winner set to mesmerize everyone with his skills on the field, playing in Ligue 1.
However, dreams do not get fulfilled so easily! With Messi coming to PSG with no pre-season because of Copa America, he needed some time to get back to match fitness. In his mean time, Mauricio Pochettino's side defeated Strasbourg and Brest convincingly by 4-2 each. With three wins in three matches already, PSG are now ready to unleash their biggest weapon in form of their new No. 30 - Li0nel Messi - tonight.
Against whom is Messi making his PSG debut?
Lionel Messi has been included in the 22-member squad for PSG's away trip to Reims. The match is set to be played at the Stade Auguste-Delaune II.
When is the match scheduled to take place?
The match is scheduled to take place on Sunday night, with the kick-off at 12:15 AM (IST) onwards on August 30, 2021.
Where can you watch the match in India?
As per the official website of Ligue 1, TV5Monde and Viacom 18 have bagged the rights to broadcast the league in India.
Where can you watch the live streaming?
The live streaming of PSG vs Reims match should be available on Voot Select and JioTV. However, there is no official confirmation on the same yet.
What did PSG manager say about Messi's debut?
"We don't have high expectations at the beginning because he (Messi) has to discover and adapt to his new club, his new life and his teammates. Ligue 1 is more open with more space and physicality than La Liga. We have a team to keep possession of the ball. But we have the best player in the world. He is a great professional. Messi knows this type of game but he can bring himself to any type of situation," said PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Will Messi start tonight's match?
There is a likely possibility that Lionel Messi could start against Reims, alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. However, there is no confirmation on the same and we could also see Messi starting from the bench and getting introduced in the contest only in second half.
Where can I get all the live updates?
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