This is it: Messi gets set for PSG Champions League bow

Lionel Messi

Reims' Zimbabwean midfielder Marshall Munetsi grabs Paris Saint-Germain's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi's jersey during their French L1 match at Auguste Delaune Stadium in Reims on August 29, 2021.

Photo credit: Franck Fife | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The 34-year-old had been expected to make his full debut for the Qatar-owned club last weekend but in the end he was rested against Clermont after returning from international duty with Argentina.
  • However, PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino is expected to finally unleash the six-time Ballon d'Or winner from the start at the Jan Breydel Stadium against Belgian champions Club Brugge in the Group A opener.

Bruges, France


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