All eyes will be on Paris Saint-Germain this weekend after signing superstar Lionel Messi on a free transfer from Barcelona.
The argentine is expected to make his debut in Ligue 1 on Saturday 14th at 22.00 Kenyan time against Strasbourg.
Messi, a six-times winner of the Ballon d’Or for Europe’s best soccer player, signed a two-year contract with an option for a third year.
The move will add the Argentine, one of the best players of his generation, to an already formidable PSG attack that includes Brazil’s Neymar and French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe.
Messi joined the star-studded PSG from Barcelona, where he begun and always imagined he would play out his career, acknowledged last week they could no longer afford him.
Thousands of PSG fans thronged the side’s Parc des Princes stadium, daring to believe their team would now deliver the Champions League having hoovered up domestic titles since free-spending owners Qatar Sports Investment European arrived in 2011 but always fallen short of European soccer’s top prize.
Strasbourg’s 2-0 home defeat on matchday one implies little has changed from 2020/21 – a season in which Strasbourg finished just two points above the relegation play-off spot. They now face the real possibility of zero points after two games considering they haven’t kept an away H2H clean sheet since 1998.
Messi has scored before in France, netting three first-half goals across five fixtures at Parc des Princes while in Barcelona colours.