Lionel Messi made his Paris Saint-Germain debut on Sunday, coming off the bench within the second half of their Ligue 1 recreation in opposition to Reims.
The Argentine was launched in its place within the 66th minute, changing Neymar with PSG main 2-0 on the time due to a brace from Kylian Mbappe.
Messi’s first look comes nearly three weeks after he joined PSG from Barcelona. His final recreation of any kind was the Copa America remaining between Argentina and Brazil on July 11, some seven weeks in the past.
The sport on the 21,000-capacity Stade Auguste-Delaune was a sell-out and excited followers within the residence sections of the bottom chanted Messi’s identify as he got here out to heat up early within the second half.
After Sunday’s match he is because of head off on worldwide responsibility with Argentina, who play three 2022 World Cup qualifiers within the subsequent fortnight in opposition to Venezuela, Brazil and Bolivia.