PSG schedule 2024-22: When will Lionel Messi play in Ligue 1?

The football world witnessed the unexpected when F.C. Barcelona announced that the club legend and record goalscorer Lionel Messi would be leaving the club ahead of the 2024/22 campaign. After numerous speculations linking the little maestro with Paris Saint Germain, the French giants officially announced Messi’s arrival on 10 August 2024.

When will Lionel Messi play in Ligue 1?

Lionel Messi arrived in the French capital on 10 August. The 2024/22 season of Ligue 1 had already commenced when the club announced his signing.

Messi was a Free agent; he had no compulsion to join any pre-season training ahead of the upcoming season. But now that the former Barcelona captain is officially a Parisian, he will have to undergo training at his new club. Messi was in the stands during PSG’s second match of the Ligue 1 campaign.

READ: Why Did Lionel Messi Leave Barcelona? Explained

Only time will tell when Messi will enter on the French pitch. Reports suggest that the 34-year-old will require at least two to three weeks to get accustomed to the club and reach the required fitness levels. The club wouldn’t force an early debut for Messi, and there is a chance that he will play his first game after the international break in September.

But if Messi says that he is ready to feature, PSG might give him an early debut even before the international break. He might make his debut in PSG’s 4th fixture, which is away at Reims on 30 August. There are no concerns regarding Messi’s Champions League debut with PSG as the tournament begins in mid-September, and he will definitely feature.

PSG schedule 2021/22

Aug 8 Troyes (1) vs PSG (2)
Aug 15 PSG vs Strasbourg
Aug 22 Brest vs PSG
Aug 29 Reims vs PSG
Sep 12 PSG vs Clermont
Sep 19 PSG vs Lyon
Sep 22 FC Metz vs PSG
Sep 26 PSG vs Montpellier
Oct 3 Rennes vs PSG
Oct 17 PSG vs Angers
Oct 24 PSG vs Marseille
Oct 31 PSG vs Lille
Nov 7 Bordeaux vs PSG
Nov 21 PSG vs FC Nantes
Nov 28 Saint Etienne vs PSG
Dec 1 PSG vs OGC Nice
Dec 5 RC Lens vs PSG
Dec 12 PSG vs AS Monaco
Dec 22 FC Lorient vs PSG
Jan 9 Lyon vs PSG
Jan 16 PSG vs Brest
Jan 23 PSG vs Reims
Feb 6 Lille vs PSG
Feb 13 PSG vs Rennes
Feb 20 FC Nantes vs PSG
Feb 27 PSG vs Saint
Mar 6 OGC Nice vs PSG
Mar 13 PSG vs Bordeaux
Mar 20 AS Monaco vs PSG
Apr 3 PSG vs FC Lorient
Apr 10 Clermont vs PSG
Apr 17 PSG vs Marseille
Apr 20 Angers vs PSG
Apr 24 PSG vs RC Lens
May 1 Strasbourg vs PSG
May 8 PSG vs Troyes
May 14 Montpellier vs PSG
May 21 PSG vs FC Metz