Will Messi play vs Leipzig? UEFA Champions League 2021/2022 Gameweek 3

Will Messi play vs Leipzig? UEFA Champions League 2021/2022 Gameweek 3

Ligue 1 defending champions Paris Saint-Germain had arguably the greatest summer transfer acquisitions by any European club in recent history. The crowning jewel of all of them was the free-agent signing of one of the best in the world in Argentine forward Lionel Messi. Expectations have been high since his arrival but all has not been rosy and easy for the Argentine maestro in the French capital. Alley Sports looks at answering the question Will Messi play vs Leipzig?

Will Messi play vs Leipzig?
Will Messi play vs Leipzig? Image Credits: Ligue 1

Lionel Messi has experienced a slow integration process into PSG’s starting lineup this season. He has only made 3 appearances in the league this season with only one appearance playing the 90 minutes against Stade Rennais. In an attacking front three of Mbappe, Neymar and Messi, PSG and Mauricio Pochettino need to find a formula that utilizes the best of all his dynamic attacking options.

Will Messi play vs Leipzig?: A dilemma for Pochettino

Will Messi play vs Leipzig?
Lionel Messi in action during a Ligue 1 encounter. Image Credits: beIN Sports

A glimpse of the mouth-watering trio’s attacking capabilities was on display during Gameweek 2 clash against Man City. The fixture also marked Messi’s first goal in PSG colors after some sublime interplay with Mbappe who set the ball up for a top right corner finish. It was the 673rd goal of his illustrious career and one that had vintage Messi attributes all over it. Coach Pochettino will be hoping for more of the same from his fellow countrymen in their bid for their first Champions League title.

Will Messi play vs Leipzig?: Preview

Will Messi play vs RB Leipzig?
Will Messi play vs RB Leipzig? Image Credits: FC Barcelona Noticias

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PSG will be visited by German side RB Leipzig on Gameweek 3 as they look to set their campaign back on track after a shock loss to Brugge in their last outing. Leipzig will be the side desperate to get a win to reignite their UCL campaign by causing an upset of Paris. But it is in these games that players like Messi, Mbappe, and Neymar really thrive and shine.

PSG will be counting and hoping to get all three of them rolling as soon as possible to gain a jump start against their opponents. PSG vs RB Leipzig takes place at the Parc des Princes Stadium on Tuesday, 19th October 2021 at 07:00 PM GMT. This means that the game will start at 03:00 PM EST and 12:00 PM PST on the same day- 19th October. All the Indian fans will see the game kick-off at 12:30 AM IST on Wednesday, 20th October.

Will Messi play vs RB Leipzig?
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