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Ligue 1: Kylian Mbappe shines on Lionel Messi debut

All 20,545 tickets available were sold to see the 34-year-old play and the fans were rewarded in the 66th minute when he replaced Neymar
Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi.
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Reuters   |   Reims (France)   |   Published 31.08.21, 12:52 AM

Lionel Messi made his Ligue 1 debut for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on Sunday but it was Kylian Mbappe who scored a brace as the club maintained their perfect start to the season with a 2-0 victory at Stade de Reims.

All 20,545 tickets available were sold to see 34-year-old Messi play and the fans were rewarded in the 66th minute when he replaced Neymar.

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Mbappe did not disappoint though, seemingly unfazed by the transfer frenzy surrounding him.

“It was important that he (Messi) started with a win,” PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino told a news conference. “He brings serenity to the team.”



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