Lionel Messi, who finally made his first start for Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday where the French giants had to accept a 1-1 draw with Club Brugge in Belgium to start their Champions League campaign.
It was Brilliant Ander Herrera who gave PSG an early lead at the Jan Breydel Stadium only for Hans Vanaken to equalise for the home side and it was actually deserved.
Lionel Messi who had been coming as substitute for the French Giants is still looking for his first goal, although he hit the bar in the first half and worried Brugge goalkeeper Simon Mignolet after the break before picking up a yellow card on Mats Rits.
Obviously, PSG gave a weak performance as coach Mauricio Pochettino lined up his star attacking trio of Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe together for the first time expecting a good result though.
Mbappe who came off hurt in the second half and PSG, despite creating a team with the hope of winning the Champions League for the first time, have already made that hope shaking as the first match has said otherwise.
Manchester City is known to be their next opponent, City who eliminated them in last season’s semi-finals and who began their campaign with a remarkable 6-3 victory against RB Leipzig on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Pochettino can pin-point the absences of Angel di Maria and Idrissa Gana Gueye due to suspension as well as the injured Marco Verratti but his team will need to do more in their coming European games.
We are still expecting Messi to show himself, although its just his first two games as people say they are yet to understand the chemistry of this trio Messi, Neymar and Mbappe.