Lionel Messi is poised to make a brief Paris Saint-Germain debut after being left on the bench for their Ligue 1 game at Reims.
Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, the latter heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, were both included in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI at the Stade Auguste-Delaune.
Pochettino opted to leave Messi out of PSG’s win over Brest last time out despite the former Barcelona star training with his new team-mates following his sensational exit from Camp Nou.
However, he confirmed to Amazon Prime on Sunday that Messi would at least play a cameo role against Reims.
He said: “He’s [Lionel Messi] is going to be on the bench.
“He arrived late in the pre-season. He’s working hard, he can have a few minutes today to start helping the team.”
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