Messi to make PSG debut against Reims



Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have all been included in Paris St-Germain’s 22-man squad for their Ligue 1 game at Reims on Sunday.

Messi has not played for the club since sensationally signing for them earlier this month after leaving Barcelona following the expiry of his contract.

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The Argentina forward last played on 11 July when he helped his country beat Brazil in the Copa America final.

That game was also Brazil forward Neymar’s last outing.

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“He is very motivated,” said PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino about 34-year-old Messi in his pre-match news conference.

“He’s a great professional who is adapting very fast to his new team-mates and to a new context.”

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France striker Mbappe is also in the squad despite speculation about the 22-year-old’s future.

Real Madrid are bidding to sign Mbappe before the transfer deadline at 23:00 BST on Tuesday, 31 August.


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