REIMS (France) - For the first time in his career, Leo Messi takes the field with a different shirt from Barcelona: it is the 66th minute when the Pulce makes its official debut with PSG. Pochettino decides to insert it in the field instead of Neymar. The Parisians beat Reims 2-0 thanks to goals from Mbappè in the 16th and 64th minutes. Another bench for Donnarumma. Lille obtained their first league victory, as did Monaco: Gourvennec's team beat Montpellier 2-1, while the Monegasques came out victorious 2-1 from Troyes. Equal between Clermont and Metz and between Lens and Lorient. Instead, Strasbourg and Angers win.
Psg, Messi's debut and victory: 2-0 at Reims signed by Mbappé
Another bench for Donnarumma, there is Navas between the posts. Hakimi holder on the right and Verratti as usual to direct the midfield: the match immediately starts downhill for the Parisians, who take the lead on 16 'thanks to Mbappé, who regardless of the market rumors that give him close to Real Madrid, turns into the net a perfect cross from Di Maria.
Pochettino risks big when at 38 'Cassama hits the post from a long distance, but the first half ends with Psg leading 1-0. In the second half in Reims inside the former Lazio Berisha and the host's score: in the 48th minute Munetsi takes advantage of a short respite from Navas and beats him from two steps: he is however offside, the referee cancels after the consultation with Var. It's 57 'when the stadium notices Messi's warm-up: the roar of the fans, both Parisians and at home, starts. At 64 'Hakimi goes away on the wing and puts in the center for Mbappé, who with a precise touch achieves the goal of his personal double.
A minute later, here is the moment everyone was waiting for: Leo Messi enters, officially making his debut with the PSG shirt. The whole stadium chants his name as he takes over from Neymar. Few balls touched for the Flea, some good phrasing with Mbappé, and a very "physical" welcome from the Reims defenders: it ends 2-0. PSG with full points with 12 points, waiting to know the fate of Mbappé.
Lille, first win: Montpellier beaten 2-1
On the fourth day of Ligue 1, the first victory of the reigning champion Lille arrives. In fact, after two draws and a defeat, the team coached this year by Jocelyn Gourvennec, heir to Christophe Galtier who moved to the Nice bench, managed to break the resistance of Montpellier at home (left in ten in the 73rd minute for the second yellow card in Sambia ) and override it in the standings.
The goal from Laborde was not enough for the guests, who close to the interval (48 ') had managed to respond to the one scored shortly before by Yazici (46'): in the second half, it was David who signed the definitive overtaking and gave the first joy of the season at Lille.
The first acute also for Monaco
The first acute also for Monaco who beat Troyes 2-1 thanks to the 2000 class Sofiane Diop. The match is decided in the second half when Diop brings the Monegasques forward in the 40th minute but 11 minutes later Aguilar's own goal (second consecutive after the one against Shakhtar in the Champions League) puts the match back on par. The decisive goal for the principality club arrives at 58 'always from the feet of the French midfielder: perfect through ball in the heart of the area by Fofana with Diop who, alone in front of the goalkeeper, makes no mistake. This is Monaco's first win of the season after a draw and two defeats.
Irreducible Clermont: comeback and draw 2-2!
The newly-promoted Clermont continues to amaze and shatters Metz's dreams of glory still in search of the first success of the season. The guests start strong enough to lead 2-0 after the first half-hour of play but, in the second half, the reaction of the hosts arrives: Niakaté's self-goal in the 35 'and Rashani's 2-2 goal in the 58' for a precious point that keeps Clermont unbeaten (2 wins and 2 draws).
Rennes, first stop: Angers win 2-0!
Sunday of the first times like the defeat of Rennes at Angers for 2-0: the goals of Boufal in the 57 'and Mohamed-Ali Cho in the 88' after the guests were left in 10 on the way of the expulsion of Badé. For the bianconeri third victory out of 4 games and momentary leadership of the championship at 10 points. Not only did Monaco achieve their first victory, but Strasbourg also celebrated their first success by beating Brest 3-1 at home. Finally, a 2-2 draw between Lens and Lorient with the goal of the final draw signed in the 70th minute by the former Udinese Fofana.