When, Where, and How to Watch the Lionel Messi PSG debut?

Published 08/29/2021, 8:18 AM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE – AUGUST 19: Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe look on during a Paris Saint-Germain training session at Ooredoo Center on August 19, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images)


Lionel Messi is arguably one of the best players to ever grace a football field. Starting off his youth career in Camp Nou, Messi eventually made his senior team debut with the club in 2005. The Argentine developed into one of the best players over time and had spent his whole footballing career with the Cules.

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But after 17 long years, the relation came to an abrupt end. With mismanagement from the hierarchy, the Blaugrana were unable to re-sign their talisman. PSG certainly jumped into the opportunity to sign Messi. Given how great of a player Messi is, this signing perhaps was one of  the biggest moves in the transfer window.

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When and Where to watch the Ligue 1 debut of Lionel Messi?

Ever since he signed for the French giants, fans have been absolutely buzzing to see the Argentine international on the court. Given the trio of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Messi bossing the attack, it is simply unbelievable to imagine how explosive their offense will be.

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While his transfer was 3 weeks ago, Messi wasn’t match fit as he hadn’t participated in any pre-season game as well. But the record Ballon D’or winner might be set for Ligue 1 debut tonight against Reims. Given that the Argentine maestro is finally making his debut, this game is a must-watch.

PARIS, FRANCE – AUGUST 13: Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr warmup during a Paris Saint-Germain training session at Ooredoo Center on August 13, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images)

Scheduled for an evening kick off in France, American viewers can view this game at 2:45 PM EST. This game can be viewed across many platforms as well. For TV viewers PSG’s latest encounter will be broadcasted in beIN Sports who have a contract till the end of  2023-24 season.

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Online viewing options are also available for fans across the US. Streaming platforms like Fubo TV, Fanatiz and Vidgo to are available which also have a 7-day trail period. With a loaded attack, expect to see some fireworks on the field today.

Over the years, Messi was synonymous of Barcelona. While it will be hard for the Argentine’s fans to see him in another jersey, the 34-year-old is embarking on a new journey and is taking on a new challenge. How do you think will Messi perform in his debut? Will he be able to impact the game and standout? Let us know in the comments section down below.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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