This is it: Messi gets set for PSG Champions League bow

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Pulse-gh Sept. 14, 2021 6:17 p.m.

This is it: Messi gets set for PSG Champions League bow

"State-owned clubs are as dangerous for football's ecosystem as the Super League was," said La Liga president Javier Tebas, calling PSG's spending "unsustainable" in a football economy suffering from the impact of the pandemic.

Five weeks have passed since Messi was presented as a Paris Saint-Germain player and declared he was in "the ideal place" to win the biggest prize in club football for the fifth time.

PSG play Club Brugge in their Champions League opener on Wednesday Lionel Messi came to Paris to win the Champions League again and on Wednesday he is set to finally make his first start for his new club when they kick off their European campaign in Bruges.

PSG have always claimed they have not breached UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations and issued a stinging rebuke to Tebas, calling his remarks "insulting and defamatory".

"There are many more people who have a wider vocabulary to describe him closer to the reality Leo deserves," Pochettino told when asked for his impressions of his compatriot.

PSG will play Abu Dhabi-backed Manchester City -– the team that knocked them out in last season's semi-finals -– as well as RB Leipzig in a group that could hardly have been tougher, but this is a team built to go all the way.

However, PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino is expected to finally unleash the six-time Ballon d'Or winner from the start at the Jan Breydel Stadium against Belgian champions Club Brugge in the Group A opener..

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