Paris Saint-Germain defeated the newly promoted Troyes 2-1 to start their Ligue 1 League. At the same time, they are looking forward to the arrival of Lionel Messi, who seems to be joining the French giants.
After Barcelona said earlier this week that the 34-year-old Argentine will leave the club, Messi will hold a press conference at 11 am on Sunday.
After Barcelona Chairman Joan Laporta said that the club was forced to part ways with the players, Messi will join Paris Saint-Germain because his high salary, coupled with the strict financial regulations of La Liga, may jeopardize their future.
After a difficult victory over Troyes, Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino is still tight-lipped about signing Messi. He said on Friday that his compatriot is “a choice being evaluated”.
“His name is related to different clubs, there are a lot of rumors,” Pochettino was quoted team.
“We will see what will happen in the next few days. The players have been staying focused. We did not start the game very well, we gave up too many opportunities that I liked.
“But we must praise Troyes for making it difficult for us. They showed a lot of energy. We had hoped to win 5-0, but we will achieve.”
It turns out that this speculation was an unwelcome distraction for PSG in the early days of Troyes. When Oualid El Hajjam defeated visiting goalkeeper Kaylor Navas with a firm downward header after Dylan Chambost’s corner kick, PSG A shocking lead was achieved in the 9th minute.
However, last season gave up the Ligue 1 title to Lille’s visiting team, after the newly signed Achraf Hakimi equalized in the 19th minute, Mauro Icardi in the 21st minute (Mauro Icardi) Before turning the situation around, hit back with a fast double speed.
Before Hakimi, who joined Paris Saint-Germain from Inter Milan during the summer break, found the top of Icardi’s feet, he took a gorgeous volley from a small angle due to Kylian Mbappé’s outstanding performance. .
Mbappe got close twice in the second half, one of his shots was sent off the line, another shot over the crossbar, and then PSG was forced to hold on in the final stage.
Navas blocked Renault Lipate’s three-pointer. He rejected Troyes’ share of the prize in stoppage time because he blocked the forward’s close-range header with a PSG back foot in the final 15 minutes.
In the game earlier in the day, Lyon Draw 1-1 at home Brest Substitute Islam Slimani scored the first touch and cancelled Irving Cardona’s opener for the visiting team.
Lille started defending his title in Metz on Sunday, while Marseille visited Montpellier in another exciting game of the day.