On Sunday, Lionel Messi made his much awaited PSG debut with a 2-0 win. He came on as a substitute to make his Paris Saint-Germain debut but Kylian Mbappe stole the show. Mbappe scored both the goals in 2-0 win against the Reims in Ligue 1.
Messi was seen wearing his number 30 jersey, came off the bench in the 66th minute to replace Neymar at the Stade Auguste-Delaune. His fans chanted his name in the stadium with a crowd of 21,00 as he emerged to warm up. For its first goal with the new club, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner will have to wait. His first start will come when PSG hosts Clermont in its next match on September 11.
After Messi’s low key first appearance in a PSG shirt, PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino told the broadcaster Amazon Prime that he is very happy that Messi made his debut as it was very important for him. He said that Messi is still far away from his best form but his training is going well. He will be fit in the next two weeks after the international break and he is positive that the best will come from him.