Soccer great Lionel Messi is set to make his debut for Paris Saint-Germain later Sunday after being named on the substitutes’ bench for the game against Reims at the modest 20,000-seater Stade Auguste Delaune.
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PSG had delayed naming its squad from Saturday afternoon until 11 a.m. Sunday morning. The record six-time Ballon d’Or winner and four-time Champions League victor could play his first game in modest surroundings.
The 34-year-old Argentine, who led his nation to the Copa America title last month, joined PSG three weeks ago after his new contract with Barcelona fell through.
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Striker Kylian Mbappe was named in the starting lineup as Real Madrid tries to sign him before the end of the summer transfer window.