Messi makes Ligue 1 debut as PSG beat Reims
Paris Saint-Germain beat Reims 2–0 in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday, thanks to a brace from Kylian Mbappe.
Lionel Messi, meanwhile, started from the bench and came on in the 66th minute for Neymar.
Mauricio Pochettino had opted for an attacking trio of Neymar, Mbappe and Angel Di Maria in the starting line up.
PSG are now top of the table after four wins in four league games so far.
Mbappe, who’s linked with a move away to Real Madrid, has scored three goals and registered two assist in four league games for PSG, and his teammates want him to stay and continue his exploits in Paris.
?? Game over in Reims as @KMbappe's brace seals victory for the visitors! ⚽️⚽️@StadeDeReims 0️⃣ – 2️⃣ @PSG_English #SDRPSG pic.twitter.com/AqzSRivJ8a— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 29, 2021
“We want Kylian to stay, he is a good player. He scored two goals tonight. He has been doing a lot for PSG and it would be great to have him stay here,” Marco Verratti said after in a post-match interview.