Lionel Messi’s Champions League debut for PSG: live score, updates, highlights

All eyes will be on Bruges, Belgium, where we will finally see Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe on the pitch as Paris Saint-Germain open the UEFA Champions League group game against Club Brugge. . The star trio is in the starting lineup of the current leaders of the French championship.

The game will mark Messi’s Champions League debut for PSG after signing for the club on August 10. The 34-year-old has only played a total of 24 minutes for the club, making his Ligue 1 debut in a 2-0 win over Stade. from Reims on August 29.

In addition to Messi, PSG have embarked on a spending spree over the summer, acquiring the final coins which he hopes will lead the club to their first UEFA Champions League title. Right-back Achraf Hakimi and midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum are two of the other newcomers who will start with Messi against Club Brugge.

MORE: Updated Champions League group standings

PSG have been Champions League title contenders in recent years, but have failed repeatedly. Neymar led the team to the 2020 final, but they lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich and the club were triggered by Manchester City in the 2021 semi-final.

Sporting News will follow Club Brugge vs PSG live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they become available.

Club Brugge vs PSG live score

1 hour 2H Final
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(All Eastern hours)

2:58 p.m. ET: A few moments away:

2:33 p.m. ET: PSG are warming up just under their supporters:

2:26 p.m. ET: Reports from the field that the soundtrack of Messi’s Champions League debut with PSG included Stone Roses, Arcade Fire and Placebo:

2:10 p.m. ET: Video of Messi’s arrival at the Jan Breydel stadium:

1:18 p.m. ET: Reminder of the squad that PSG took to Belgium:

1:13 p.m. ET: We can assume Messi is playing if he posts this on his Instagram:

12:18 p.m. ET: Reports indicate that Keylor Navas takes the start in Belgium against Gigi Donnarumma.

Club Brugge vs PSG: starting eleven

Club Brugge (4-3-3, from left to right): 22-Simon Mignolet-GK – 2-Eduard Sobol, 4-Stanley Nsoki, 5-Jack Hendry, 77-Clinton Mata – 20-Hans Vanaken, 3-Eder Balanta, 26-Mats Rits – 10-Noah Lang, 90-Charles De Ketelaere, 19-Kamal Sowah

PSG (4-3-3, from left to right): 1-Keylor Navas-GK – 22-Abdou Diallo, 5-Marquinhos, 3-Presnel Kimpembe, 2-Achraf Hakimi – 21-Ander Herrera, 8-Leadro Paredes, 18-Georginio Wijnaldum – 10-Neymar, 7-Kylian Mbappe, 30-Lionel Messi

How to watch Club Brugge vs PSG

  • Dated: Wed Sep 15
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: Univision, TUDN
  • Streaming (United States): fuboTV, Paramount +
  • Diffusion (Canada): DAZN

Lionel Messi’s Champions League debut with Paris Saint-Germain will be televised nationally on Univision and TUDN. Both channels are broadcast by fuboTV (7 day free trial for new subscribers). Paramount + will have a stream of the match in English.

DAZN owns the rights to the UEFA Champions League in Canada and will broadcast the game to subscribers.

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