LIONEL MESSI was unable to carry out his typical Champions League magic on his full Paris Saint-Germain debut.
After making a sensational summer time change from Barcelona, the Argentine fired a clean because the Parisians had been left annoyed towards Membership Brugge.
Lionel Messi and Neymar performed along with Kylian Mbappe for the primary time within the Champions LeagueCredit score: AFP
However the trio did not have sufficient to beat Belgian minnows Membership BruggeCredit score: AFP
The 34-year-old was making his a hundred and fiftieth Champions League look nevertheless it was the primary time he walked out to the well-known anthem not sporting Catalan colors.
And as former United midfielder Ander Herrera’s opener was rapidly cancelled out by Hans Vanaken, Messi hit the bar, had an effort saved from shut vary and even fired into row Z as he tried his greatest to search out the winner.
However after seeing his former aspect thrashed 3-0 by Bayern Munich on Tuesday evening, even he would have felt fortunate to be lining up alongside Kylian Mbappe and outdated Barca pal Neymar for the primary time.
But it was PSG’s surprising high scorer this season who carried on his scorching streak.
Herrera fired in his FOURTH of the marketing campaign after rifling previous former Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet on quarter-hour.
But the Belgian aspect didn’t really feel intimidated by PSG’s star studded line up.
Brugge skipper Vanaken instantly hit again when he stabbed dwelling after being left unmarked within the penalty space.
Messi practically restored the lead in trademark fashion seconds later by smacking the bar with a left-footed roller from 25-yards.
But when it wasn’t for Keylor Navas Brugge would have been forward earlier than the break after the Costa Rican keeper pulled off a spectacular save to disclaim Eder Balanta.
Ander Herrera put PSG 1-0 up after quarter-hourCredit score: Getty
However Hans Vanaken equalised for Brugge simply 12 minutes laterCredit score: Rex
Messi got here shut once more on the hour mark as he wiggled his method into the six yard field solely to be denied by Mingolet.
And whilst Brugge’s gamers began to look leggy late on Mauricio Pochettino’s males did not discover a breakthrough.
Manchester Metropolis’s 6-3 win towards RB Leipzig meant they went high of Group A with PSG sitting second.
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