When will Messi make his PSG debut and against which team?
The Argentine star is aiming to get his first taste of a new competition as soon as possible after saying his goodbyes to Barcelona and moving to Ligue 1.
Lionel Messi could make his debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Matchday 5 of Ligue 1 against Clermont on 12 September 2021.
Messi's likely debut for PSG
The announcement has sunk in. The tearful goodbye is etched in the memory. Now Barcelona fans must prepare themselves to watch their greatest ever player - feel free to argue in the comments section below - pull on another shirt and wow a new audience.
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PSG confirmed Messi's signing on Tuesday, the forward agreeing a two-year deal with the Parisian giants, and according to reports in France, his debut is forecasted to keep expectant fans waiting around another month. The idea is that the Argentine superstar will appear in front of a packed Parc des Princes after the news that fans could return en masse for the new season.
PSG began the season with a 2-1 away win over Troyes and follow that up with games against Strasbourg (at home), then trips to Brest and Stade de Reims (full Ligue 1 fixture list). Clermont, therefore, are potentially his first victims, and the newly promoted side will be hoping to continue there positive arrival in games leading up to the showpiece match. A stunning 2-0 victory over Bordeaux in Game 1 got the club that was founded just 31 years ago off to the perfect start to their first campaign in the French top flight.
With everything set in Paris, 12 September is likely to see the party truly begin in Paris, and the stadium will be rocking. It will be one of the events of the last decade and a historic moment for French football.
Will the blaugrana fans tune in? The rest of the footballing world almost certainly will.