Ligue 1: Real Madrid target Mbappe scores twice as Messi makes debut against Remis

Lionel Messi made his Paris Saint-Germain debut as his new team claimed a 2-0 victory over Reims to make it four wins from four games to start the season.

The Argentine was included in a PSG matchday squad for the first time following his arrival from Barcelona and was introduced off the bench in the second half to make a cameo appearance.

It took PSG just 15 minutes to take the lead with Kylian Mbappe, the subject of much recent transfer speculation, powering home a header from an inch-perfect Angel di Maria delivery.

Reims started the second half well and looked to have restored parity when Marshall Munetsi bundled home from close range following a Keylor Navas save, but VAR was used to spot an offside.

Mbappe added a second soon after following a counter attack led by Achraf Hakimi down the right side before Messi was introduced for his PSG debut after 66 minutes, replacing Neymar.

While Messi showed flashes of his brilliance, there was to be no more goals as PSG coasted to a 2-0 victory that sent them back to the top of the Ligue 1 table with a 100% record.


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