Messi made his debut, Mbappé scored

With the number 30 on his back, the one of his beginnings in the first team of Barça, and in a stadium in which surely he would never have imagined that he would live a debut, Leo Messi made his debut with the PSG shirt yesterday in the victory of the Parisian team at home against the Stade de Reims (0-2). The Argentine, who unlike last season would have wanted to continue dressing as a Barça player, played his first minutes with PSG entering the pitch shortly after match time. Messi replaced his friend Neymar, who had a gray game, still lacking the rhythm of competition, a few hours after in Barcelona, ​​at the Camp Nou, Barça suffered to beat Getafe and insults were heard from the Barça stands aimed at the Parisian club in the 10th minute of the match.

In a stadium with full capacity to see the debut of the Argentine and full of accredited press to capture the image of a debut that still hurts in Barcelona, ​​Messi was able to do some of his characteristic calvacades driving the ball, although he did not have clear opportunities to score. The debut of the former Barça player with the Parisian team will headline yesterday’s duel between PSG and the Stade de Remis led by the Catalan coach (and also former Barça player) Òscar Garcia Junyent, but the protagonist of the two goals of the away victory was Kylian Mbappé.

The ‘last dance’ of Mbappé to PSG?

Messi played his first minutes in the French league alongside the French striker, while the latter could have experienced his last performance with the club owned by Qatari sheikh Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. Although Mbappé played the entire duel, Florentino Pérez will continue to try to incorporate the apple of his eye in less than 48 hours for the market to close.

Real Madrid have already made two offers to sign Mbappé this summer. The first was 160 million euros and was rejected, as Leonardo, sporting director of the Parisian team, explained last week. The second is 170 million, plus 10 million more in different variables. PSG has agreed to negotiate this offer, but demands that they be 180 million, without any variables. A pulse between two of the most powerful clubs in the world, as Florentino Pérez has been responsible for conveying, using the press, the message that he will not move from his offer. The Parisian club, meanwhile, despite opening the door at the exit of Mbappé, says that if he ends up leaving it will be with his “conditions”.

The pulse between Madrid and PSG will continue until the last day of the market. Meanwhile, the Madrid press is peeling off the daisy about whether Al-Khelaïfi will miss an offer for a footballer who ends his contract a year from now and has not renewed, or whether the sheikh will prioritize pride and not let Mbappé out. After the match, coach Mauricio Pochettino wanted to insist that he is very happy with the French striker and that “the football industry is full of rumors”.


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