Club Brugge 1 PSG 1: Lionel Messi, Neymar and Mbappe flop on first start together as PSG draw at Belgian minnows
LIONEL MESSI was unable to carry out his common Champions League magic on his full Paris Saint-Germain debut.
After making a sensational summer season season change from Barcelona, the Argentine fired a transparent as the Parisians have been left pissed off in opposition to Club Brugge.
The 34-year-old was making his 100 and fiftieth Champions League look nonetheless it was the first time he walked out to the well-known anthem not carrying Catalan colors.
With Cristiano Ronaldo already hitting three in his opening two video video video games for Manchester United, Messi would have been itching to get on the rating sheet for his new membership.
And as former United midfielder Ander Herrera’s opener was shortly cancelled out by Hans Vanaken, Messi hit the bar, had an effort saved from shut vary and even fired into row Z as he tried his most fascinating to look out the winner.
But after seeing his former aspect thrashed 3-0 by Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening time time, even he would have felt fortunate to be lining up alongside Kylian Mbappe and outdated Barca pal Neymar for the first time.
Yet it was PSG’s stunning extreme scorer this season who carried on his scorching streak.
Herrera fired in his FOURTH of the promoting advertising marketing campaign after rifling earlier former Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet on quarter-hour.
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Yet the Belgian aspect didn’t truly actually really feel intimidated by PSG’s star studded line up.
Brugge skipper Vanaken instantly hit as soon as extra when he stabbed residence after being left unmarked contained in the penalty home.
Messi practically restored the lead in trademark model seconds later by smacking the bar with a left-footed roller from 25-yards.
But if it wasn’t for Keylor Navas Brugge would have been forward earlier than the break after the Costa Rican keeper pulled off a spectacular save to disclaim Eder Balanta.
Messi obtained proper right here shut as quickly as further on the hour mark as he wiggled his methodology into the six yard topic solely to be denied by Mingolet.
And even as Brugge’s avid players began to look leggy late on Mauricio Pochettino’s males did not uncover a breakthrough.
Manchester City’s 6-3 win in opposition to RB Leipzig meant they went extreme of Group A with PSG sitting second.
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