Leo Messi’s debut with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) already has a date.
As reported L’Equipe, the Argentine star will enter the squad to face Reims on Sunday at 8:45 p.m. on matchday 4 of Ligue 1 and, except for surprise, will have his first minutes of the season before going with the Argentine team to the international break in September.
Messi, who has rested this weekend and has taken the opportunity to go to Barcelona with his family, will not start on Sunday. Considering Pochettino’s way of acting with all the players who have returned late from the holidays, the Rosario will start on the bench and will have minutes in the second half. A tactic used with Di María last Friday and that helped Fideo to score a great goal against Reims.
On the other hand, Neymar is another of the players who will also return to a call. The Brazilian, like Messi, has not played a minute yet this season and Pochettino will include him on the list to face Reims on Sunday. Another of the attractions of the season at PSG is knowing how Neymar and Messi are going to get together after having shone together at Barcelona.
Icardi’s injury sped up the times
Argentine striker Mauro Icardi, as announced by the French team this Monday, suffers a sprained right shoulder, which will send him to the ‘infirmary’ for a period of absence of between three and four weeks. The situation forces Pochettino to change his plans regarding Leo.
“The tests confirm that Mauro Icardi suffers a grade 2 torsion in the right acromioclavicular. The return to training with the group is estimated to take between three and four weeks, ”announced PSG.
The forward was injured in the final leg of the victory in Brest (4-2) last Friday. This injury represents a setback in the dynamics of the Argentine striker, author of two goals in the first three dates of Ligue 1.
So Icardi will miss the game in Reims on Sunday, in which Lionel Messi was going to start on the substitute bench. However, given this loss, Pochettino would change his plans with respect to Rosario, as he could align him from the first minute.
Icardi joins in the infirmary of the Parisian team the Spanish international Sergio Ramos, with a problem in a twin, who is expected to debut with his new team after the international break.
As reported by the French media, the Argentine star will enter the call and make his debut with PSG before leaving with the Argentine team. Precisely, the Qualifiers is one of the reasons why Leo will make his debut, as he wants to arrive with at least a few minutes on top to face a new South American qualifying date with the classic against Brazil on the horizon.