Lionel Messi will tonight make his long-awaited debut for Paris Saint-Germian as the Ligue 1 title favourites take on Reims. Almost three weeks after completing a stunning move from Barcelona on a free transfer, the six-time world player of the year will pull on the PSG shirt for the first time. PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino said he would not rush Messi into action as the 34-year-old built up his fitness in the French capital, and tonight starts on the bench.
The six-time world player of the year joined the French club on August 10.
The 18-year-old becomes Tottenham’s fourth summer signing.
Nice and Marseille will both attend a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday after their Ligue 1 match on Sunday was abandoned following crowd trouble. Home supporters at Nice's Allianz Riviera clashed with Marseille players after missles were thrown from the stands, first hitting Dimitri Payet as he was about to take a corner. "Those fans should clearly never have been allowed to get onto the pitch," French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu told BFM TV, adding that the trouble was all the more regrettable given how sports venues had been empty for several months due to COVID-19 health protocols.