PSG: Messi’s home debut postponed

Against Clermont Foot, Paris will have to do without two of its superstars: Messi and Neymar will not be used.

Lionel Messi and Neymar will miss Paris Saint-Germain after assignments in South America with their national teams in the league against Clermont Foot at the weekend. This was confirmed by coach Mauricio Pochettino on Friday. The home debut of the Argentine superstar at Parc des Princes is thus further delayed. The reason for this should also be a clause.

Because trips to the national team are a priority for the 34-year-old, the Spanish newspaper “Sport” recently reported. Accordingly, it should be anchored in Messi’s contract that the “Albiceleste” always has priority in the event of date overlaps between country and club games. Messi, who scored all three goals in the 3-0 World Cup qualifier against Bolivia on Friday night, has only played for PSG once – half an hour away against Reims.

Kylian Mbappe, on the other hand, should get fit after his calf injury, which the French world champion sustained in the international match against Bosnia-Herzegovina, and appear in front of the home crowd for the first time since the end of the transfer period and his firm but-not-move to Real Madrid. “He wants to play football and have fun. He has trained and recovered well and we hope he will be in the squad,” said Pochettino.

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