When PSG travels to Reims for Matchday 4 on Sunday, Reims vs Paris Saint-Germain F.C. (PSG) Lionel Messi is set to make his Ligue 1 debut. PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Saturday that Messi will be in the team for the match, which takes place shortly before the Argentine’s international break, during which he will be with his country for World Cup qualification. This might be one of the final opportunities for fans to watch Messi play with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, with Mbappe reportedly on his way to Real Madrid.
Here are the stories, as well as information on how to watch the match:
Reims: They’ll be pleased if they can keep their winning streak going. Reims is 0-3-0 with three draws so far this season, and a point would be a huge boost. With the exception of a crazy 3-3 draw against Montpellier, the defense has been very steady. They have a lot of attacking possibilities, but it will be difficult to do so here with PSG likely controlling the ball. Expect them to put their defense first and go for the kill.
PSG: The rest of the world is waiting. On Saturday, Pochettino stated “we’ll see” whether Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe start, but if they do, Reims will be in trouble. This looks like a blowout that will be over by halftime. Expect to be wowed, but if Mbappe doesn’t start, it may be revealing, especially with his possible Real Madrid move gaining traction. In terms of Messi, the most likely scenario is for him to come off the bench and play a half-hour. Knowing that he will likely play every minute for Argentina in their three World Cup qualifiers, PSG will want to be cautious and not overwork him so soon. Even though he just has a few minutes, expect him to have a big influence.
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What to look out for and the odds:
Time: 2:45 p.m. ET | Date: Sunday, August 29
Stade Auguste-Delaune II is a stadium in Auguste-Delaune, France.
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Messi scores in his debut, Neymar scores as well, and the visitors cruise to victory after a nearly 90-minute display of brilliance. PSG 4, Reims 0 is my pick.
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