Lionel Messi is about to make his first look within the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain after being included within the squad to face Membership Brugge on Wednesday.
The Argentina celebrity made a shock transfer to the Parc des Princes on a free switch final month after Barcelona have been unable to satisfy LaLiga’s monetary necessities to supply him a brand new contract.
To this point, Messi has performed solely 24 minutes of soccer for PSG, that coming instead within the 4-0 rout of Reims earlier than the worldwide break.
It stays to be seen if Messi will begin towards Brugge however he’s within the travelling get together for the journey to Belgium.
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Messi is among the most embellished gamers in Champions League historical past, having gained the competitors 4 instances with Barca.
It he does play, it could characterize a landmark a hundred and fiftieth look for Messi in Europe’s premier competitors, and first not enjoying for Los Cules.
He has scored an unbelievable 120 Champions League targets, a tally surpassed solely by the 135 of Manchester United star and long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
Throughout their time collectively at Barcelona, Messi and Neymar mixed for 9 Champions League targets in 33 appearances alongside each other (5 Messi targets, 4 Neymar targets). Since 2003-04, solely six duos have mixed for 10 or extra targets within the competitors, with three of these pairs involving Messi – 15 with Andres Iniesta, 12 with Luis Suarez and 10 with Dani Alves.
Nonetheless, centre-back Sergio Ramos should proceed his wait to make his debut for PSG. Signed on a free switch from Actual Madrid, the Spain legend stays absent with a left thigh harm.
Ramos is additionally a four-time winner of the Champions League, lifting the trophy three years in succession between 2016 and 2018.