PSG Yet To Decide,If Messi Will Make His Debut On Friday

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Paris St-Germain have yet to decide if Lionel Messi will make his much-anticipated debut in Friday’s Ligue 1 game at Brest.

Lionel Messi (r)Lionel Messi (right) is in full training with PSG and eligible to make his debut when called upon

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner, 34, joined PSG on a free transfer last week after leaving Barcelona because of their financial difficulties.

He has yet to play a game since winning the Copa America with Argentina – but is in full training with PSG.

“We haven’t decided the squad yet,” boss Mauricio Pochettino said.

“We will assess whether Messi can be a part of it.

“Everything is positive. There is a good atmosphere in the squad and he has settled in well and quickly. There is a very good feeling.”

Pochettino played down rumours France forward Kylian Mbappe could join Real Madrid this summer.

“Mbappe is our player and I want him to be here this season,” said Pochettino.

“He has another year left on his contract. Even if he doesn’t renew it, he is still a PSG player and we are very pleased with him, and from what I can understand he is pleased with us.

“He is very calm and preparing well for tomorrow’s game.”

Scores, Results & Fixtures

FRIDAY 20TH AUGUST 2021

  • Brest 20:00 PSG

As It Stands

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Angers2256
2Clermont2246
3PSG2236
4Nice21144
5Nantes21124
6Marseille21114
7Lorient21114
8Saint-Étienne222
9Lens222
10Reims222
11Brest222
12Rennes222
13Montpellier211-11
14Monaco211-11
15Metz211-21
16Bordeaux211-21
17Lyon211-31
18Lille211-41
19Troyes22-3
20Strasbourg22-4