Ligue 1 LIVE Reims vs PSG; team news: Messi on the bench as Neymar, Mbappe and Di Maria start

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live blog of the Reims vs Paris Saint-Germain match being played at Stade Auguste-Delaune II stadium in Reims, France.

[Match starts at 12.15 am IST. Stay tuned for live commentary and updates.]

11:45 pm- STAT ATTACK time!!!

  • PSG has scored four goals in its last three matches against Reims in Ligue 1
  • Reims has not won any of its last 11 league games (D7 L4), the longest current winless run in top-flight football and its longest one since going 15 games between October 2012 and February 2013.
  • Reims has lost 62% of its Ligue 1 games against PSG in the 21st Century (8/13) with three wins ans two draws

11:30 pm- LINEUPS OUT!! (Lionel Messi to start from the bench)

PSG XI: Navas (Gk); Diallo, Marquinhos, Kehrer, Hakimi; Verratti, Gueye, Wijnaldum; Neymar, Mbappe, Di Maria

Subs: P Kimpembe, N Maksimovic, D Pereira, A Herrera, J Draxler, A Muinga, L Messi, E Ebimbe, G Donnarumma (GK)

Coach: Mauricio Pochettino

Reims XI: Rajkovic (GK); Gravilon, Faes, Abdelhamid; Foket, Munetsi, Moreto Cassama, Lopy; Kebbal, Mbuku; Toure

Subs: M van Bergen, N Ghislain Konan, A Flips, F Doucouré, V Berisha, Y Diouf, H Ekitike, M Cafaro, B Locko

Coach: O.Garcia

11:20 pm- Will Messi start?


Lionel Messi to make debut?

Lionel Messi is set to make his debut for Paris Saint-Germain later Sunday after being included in the squad for the game at Reims.

PSG 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 the modest surroundings of Reims.

READ: PSG and Manchester City to meet in Champions League group stage

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.

Striker Kylian Mbappe was also named in the squad as Real Madrid tries to sign him before the end of the summer transfer window.

Where to watch?

The Ligue 1 clash between Reims and PSG will be telecasted on Colors TV. The live streaming of the match between will be available on the Voot Select app and the website and on JioTV. (For Indian viewers only)

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