Lionel Messi will make his Paris Saint-Germain debut tonight after they tackle Reims in Ligue 1.
Messi surprised world soccer earlier this month when he left Barcelona for PSG in one of many largest strikes in sporting historical past.
The legendary Argentine has but to make his first look for the membership however that can come this night.
PSG, who’ve gained three from three in Ligue 1 up to now this season, make the quick journey to Reims for his or her match this weekend.
It has been confirmed that Messi will play his first sport for the French giants however it is going to be in its place.
PSG are presently embroiled in additional switch hypothesis with rumours swirling round Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe does begin towards Reims with Messi on the bench.
The 34-year-old will little question be hoping to come back on and steal the headlines.
Reims v Paris Saint-Germain: The way to pay attention
This match will kick-off at 7:45pm on Sunday, August 29.
Full protection from the Stade Auguste-Delaune II can be dwell on talkSPORT 2, with our pre-match build-up beginning at 7pm.
Joe Shennan and David Connolly can be on commentary responsibility and to tune in, click on right here for the dwell commentary stream.
Reims v Paris Saint-Germain: Confirmed groups
Reims: Rajkovic, Faes, Abdelhamid, Gravillon, Foket, Mbuku, Munetsi, Kebbal, Cassama, Lopy, Toure.
Subs: Diouf, Konan, Doucoure, Cafaro, Locko, Van Bergen, Flips, Berisha, Ekitike.
PSG: Navas, Hakimi, Marquinhos, Diallo, Kehrer, Verratti, Wijnaldum, Gueye, Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe.
Sub: Donnarumma, Kimpembe, Paredes, Danilo, Herrera, Draxler, Dina Ebimbe, Kalimuendo, Messi.
Reims v Paris Saint-Germain: What has been stated?
PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino has stated Messi has loved a ‘excellent’ week forward of his debut.
Pochettino stated: “It’s been an excellent week for Leo.
“Subsequent week can be an extended one, but when all goes effectively, we hope he might be within the squad and begin at a aggressive stage [against Reims].
“We now have plenty of names of gamers that shine, however now we have to construct a staff, that’s the problem.
“It gained’t be straightforward. We now have to discover a steadiness between the skills that now we have. It’ll take time.”
Pochettino additionally confirmed that PSG gained’t stand in Messi’s approach if he desires to be a part of Argentina’s squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
“I’ve not but spoken with the selectors,” he added.
“However they know that I’m pro-selection and that we’re to assist not solely Argentina, however all these nations which contain our gamers.”
Messi is injury-free however a disrupted summer time has meant that he’s enjoying catch up by way of his health.
Talking after finishing his transfer, Messi stated: “I used to be on holidays and it’s very new. I spoke yesterday with the technical workers, so perhaps I would like a pre-season myself.
“I’m going to start to coach and work. I hope I can play as quickly as I can. I actually need to. However I can’t precisely reply your query. After I really feel it, when the workers thinks I’m okay, then I can be able to play.”
Ought to Messi not making his PSG debut towards Reims for no matter purpose, the French membership then face Clermont Foot on September 12 earlier than a Champions League conflict with Membership Brugge on September 15.