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Messi Makes PSG Debut In Match Dominated By Kylian Mbappé

It’s not champagne football yet, but PSG’s perfect start to the season continued on Sunday with a 2-0 away win over Reims. Kylian Mbappé scored both the goals, highlighting how potentially devastating a move to Real Madrid would be at this moment, even following the arrival of Lionel Messi.

The 34-year-old made his PSG debut in the 66th minute, replacing Neymar on the Brazilian's first appearance of the season. 

Lionel Messi Included In PSG’s Squad For Sunday’s Ligue 1 Match

REIMS - Argentine forward Lionel Messi has been included in Paris Saint-Germain's squad for Sunday's Ligue 1 trip to Reims, the club said on Sunday.

The 34-year-old, who signed a two-year deal with PSG with an option for a third year after his contract with Barcelona expired, had yet to feature in the squad since joining on Aug. 10.

Messi has not played since winning the Copa América with Argentina against Brazil on July 10.

Latest Mbappé Bid Reportedly Triggers Talks Between Real Madrid And PSG

Real Madrid have increased their offer to sign Paris St Germain forward Kylian Mbappé to $211.48 million after having an initial $188 million bid rejected, French newspaper L'Equipe reported on Thursday.

Las Sanciones Que Arriesgan Los Involucrados En Los Incidentes Entre El Niza Y El Olympique De Marsella

Francia y Europa continúan en shock tras las barbáricas escenas que se vivieron este domingo en la Ligue 1, luego de que un grupo de ultras del Niza ingresara al campo de juego para enfrentarse con jugadores del Olympique de Marsella.

La caótica situación se produjo en el minuto 74, cuando Dimitri Payet acudió a ejecutar un tiro de esquina en favor del Marsella. Camino al banderín del córner, el jugador recibió un proyectil en la espalda y aunque intentó contar hasta diez no aguantó las ganas de devolver el objeto desde donde había venido.

Ligue 1 Drops Hammer On Nice And Marseille After Mass Brawl Forces Match Abandonment

PARIS - Nice and Marseille have been summoned to a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday after their Ligue 1 match on Sunday had to be abandoned due to crowd trouble, said the French professional league (LFP).

The match at Nice's Allianz Riviera was abandoned in the 75th minute on Sunday after Marseille players clashed with home fans who pelted them with missiles and stormed onto the pitch.

OGC Nice Ultras Storm The Pitch To Fight Dimitri Payet

Nice and Marseille’s Ligue 1 match at the Allianz Riviera on Sunday was brought to a halt in the 75th minute when Marseille’s Dimitri Payet, taking a corner kick beside the Nice ultras, responded angrily to all the debris being hurled at him. 

Everyone knows that ultras can dish it out but are soft as hell when it comes to taking it, so the entire stand poured out onto the pitch to show Payet its collective toughness. Nothing says “we’re hard” like a good old 500 vs. 1 melee.  

Super Sub Morgan Weaver Wins International Champions Cup For Portland With Last-Minute Strike

Morgan Weaver hadn’t made an appearance for the Portland Thorns in over a month after getting injured against the Orlando Pride on July 18. The 23-year-old made her return in fashion and in the form of an 87th minute winner against Lyon.

Weaver was substituted into the game in the 82nd minute and nearly scored with her first touch of the game. She was in on goal against Lyon’s Christiane Endler but ended up hitting her shot over the bar.

NWSL Vs. Europe: International Champions Cup Returns To Settle The Debate

The Women’s International Champions Cup returns on Wednesday, giving us a rare glimpse of how the best club sides in Europe match-up with the NWSL elite. This year’s tournament boasts the defending UEFA Women’s Champions League winner, Barcelona, and the most recent NWSL champ, the Portland Thorns. 

Based On Today’s Training Session, Messi And Neymar Are Ready To Play Friday

There’s not long now until our new overlords are all assembled. 

Paris Saint-Germain got its second straight victory to open the season on Saturday afternoon at the Parc des Princes, but the side was still without new signings Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and the recovering Neymar and Ángel Di María. 

But they were all in the building, and Achraf Hakimi, Georginio Wijnaldum, Donnarumma, Ramos and Messi were presented to the home support before the match. It was an unbelievable scene, and the reception for Messi . . . well, just watch.  

Messi, Neymar, Ramos and Donnarumma Watch On As PSG Edges Out Strasbourg

PARIS — Lionel Messi watched on from the stands as Paris Saint-Germain made hard work of beating Strasbourg 4-2 in Ligue 1 on Saturday to continue their winning start to the new season.

Not yet fully fit, Messi, along with Neymar and fellow new recruits Gianluigi Donnarumma and Sergio Ramos, did not make the match squad, but saw his new club take an early lead through Mauro Icardi at Parc des Princes.

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