Paris Saint-Germain fell to a 1-1 draw against its Belgian host Club Brugge, which was held this evening, Wednesday, at the “Jean Bridal” stadium, in the opening round of the first group of the Champions League.
Paris Saint-Germain’s first goal was scored by Ander Herrera in the 15th minute of the meeting, which witnessed the presence of the Argentine flea Lionel Messi in the starting lineup of the Parisian team for the first time in the Champions League.
Hans Vanaken scored the goal for Club Brugge in the 28th minute of the first half.
Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe was injured in the first minutes of the second half, and the player left the match and was replaced by Argentine star Mauro Icardi in the 51st minute of the match, as Mbappe suffered a foot injury, after which he was unable to complete the confrontation.
The Opta global network specialized in football statistics and figures revealed the appearance of the Argentine flea Lionel Messi, who will appear today in the 150th match in the Champions League.
Lionel Messi appeared for the 150th time in the Champions League this evening, becoming the third player on the field to reach that number in the competition (Cristiano Ronaldo, 177 and Xavi, 151).
The Argentine star scored 120 goals and provided 41 assists, during the 149 matches he played in the competition before tonight’s match.
The Paris Saint-Germain lineup was as follows:
Goalkeeper: Keylor Navas.
Defense line: Hakimi – Marquinhos – Kimembe – Diallo.
Midfield: Herrera – Paredes – Wijnaldum.
Forward line: Messi – Mbappe – Neymar.