Kluivert opens Good account as Messi set to make PSG debut


Justin Kluivert scored his first Good purpose and arrange one other in a 4-0 thrashing of Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Saturday, whereas Mauricio Pochettino mentioned Lionel Messi would doubtless make his Paris Saint-Germain debut later this weekend.

Kluivert, son of former Netherlands ahead Patrick Kluivert, made his contributions earlier than going off injured after 35 minutes.

The match on the Allianz Riviera was performed behind closed doorways after a pitch invasion throughout final Sunday’s controversial sport with Marseille, which noticed visiting winger Dimitri Payet throw a bottle again into the stands after it was launched at him.

“It was an excellent birthday current even when the week was very tough,” Good coach Christophe Galtier instructed Prime Video after turning 55 on Monday, lower than 24 hours after the match with their southern rivals was deserted.

“We opened the scoring shortly, even when I wasn’t pleased with our play right away afterwards.”

“We have began the season very effectively. We’ll see how the gamers come again after the worldwide call-ups,” he added, referring to the upcoming worldwide break.

Galtier was with out Kasper Dolberg, who had scored within the Marseille match, after the Denmark ahead suffered a knee damage in coaching.

For the guests, Brazilian Fransergio made his debut in midfield after his midweek arrival from Braga.

Winger Kluivert, 22, who’s on mortgage from Roma, scored within the seventh minute, highlighting his high quality barely half an hour after Good introduced the signing of Algeria striker Andy Delort from Montpellier.

“I thank the membership’s proprietor who labored on the switch,” Galtier mentioned.

“He is joyful to be becoming a member of us. He will be an extra striker who we’d like in the best way we play.”

– Messi ‘definitely’ in squad –

Delort’s worldwide team-mate Hicham Boudaoui broke down the best earlier than crossing for Kluivert, who side-footed house.

Kluivert turned supplier simply after the half-hour mark.

He led a counter-attack, charging in the direction of the Bordeaux field earlier than feeding Amine Gouiri to complete simply.

Following his early heroics, Kluivert’s sport was over as a result of a thigh damage as he was changed by debutant Calvin Stengs, who joined from AZ Alkmaar in July.

Gouiri then took his tally for the season to a few objectives, changing a penalty 4 minutes earlier than the break.

Within the empty stadium, the second half meandered till substitute Khephren Thuram, a son of former French World Cup-winner Lilian Thuram, scored together with his first contact on 85 minutes for his maiden purpose of the season.

On Sunday, Messi is predicted to make his bow for the league leaders within the journey to Reims.

Coach Pochettino mentioned the Argentina attacker, together with Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, will “definitely” be within the squad heading to the Champagne area.

Afterward Saturday, Marseille host Saint-Etienne lower than every week after strolling off at Good, with Payet anticipated to begin.




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