The formation of PSG, with Messi as the starter and Paredes on the bench (Photo: PSG).

French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), visits Clermont this Saturday on the first date of the Ligue 1 for which it has the Argentine star Leo Messibut not with Kylian Mbappé, marginalized by physical discomfort.

The match starts at 16Argentine time, and is televised by ESPN and the platform Star+.

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Messi, 35, officially started his second season in French football with the conquest of the French Super Cup in the victory over Nantes (4-0), last Sunday in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The formation of PSG, with Messi as the starter and Paredes on the bench (Photo: PSG).

In this way, the captain of the Argentine national team won the 41st title of his career and came close to two of the most successful footballer in history, Brazilian winger Dani Alves, who recently joined Pumas UNAM in Mexico.

Lionel Messi won his second title with the PSG shirt (Photo: Reuters)

Mbappé, absent in the match played in Israel, will once again be left out of the team due to a physical problem. In the call of the coach Christophe Galtier appears the Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes, but not forward Mauro Icardi.

Messi-Neymar, a pair of high voltage

Messi will share attack with the Brazilian Neymar and with the Spaniard Pablo Sarabia, Mbappé’s replacement in last Sunday’s game.

The first date began this Friday with the triumph of Lyon, in the presentation of defender Nicolás Tagliaficoagainst Ajaccio, 2-1, at home.

Brazilian Mateus Tetê (PT 12m) and Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette (PT 22m, penalty) converted for Lyon, while Frenchman Thomas Mangani (PT 31m, penalty) discounted for one of the teams that returned to the French first division .

Tagliafico, defender of the Argentine national team, played as a starter in his first official engagement with Lyoncoming from Ajax in the Netherlands.

Both teams ended up with 10 players due to the sending off of goalkeeper Anthony Lopes in Lyon and attacker Romain Hamouma in Ajaccio.

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