And if this time was the right one, the moment that Paris, Messi and "Kyky" had chosen to show their true face and meet the expectations that this madness has aroused in the imagination of the football planet. Four days after the first exit of the MNM (Messi-Neymar-Mbappé), the excitement has in any case not subsided. It even went up a notch as the craziest attacking trio on the planet left everyone hungry on Wednesday night during the draw (1-1) conceded in Bruges at the opening of the Champions League. However, he has not yet put on his crampons for his "catch-up session" as his second outing, scheduled against Lyon this Sunday evening at the end of the 6th day of Ligue 1 (8:45 pm, Amazon Prime Video), already familiar the story.
A little over a month after his arrival on French soil, Leo Messi will make his debut at the Parc des Princes under the eyes of journalists from all over the world, from a stadium filled to the mouth and his playmates favorites: Neymar and undoubtedly Kylian Mbappé, whose left big toe injury is progressing favorably.
The excitement linked to his first steps at Le Bourget on August 10, the madness triggered by his simple wave of the hand from an airport window and the hundreds of fans who watched him at the airport , the American hospital or in front of his hotel, are undoubtedly nothing compared to the jubilation that will accompany his first steps in the Park on Sunday evening when Phil Collins spits his “Who said i would” into the speakers.
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Nevertheless, this unique moment remains to be made a magical moment so that it will remain forever etched in history and memories.
Not the easiest if we are to believe the overall performance of this unbalanced and springless PSG on Wednesday night in Bruges.
Shaken by its Belgian opponent, Paris has indeed revealed many weak points in the fight that Peter Bosz has already planned to exploit.
The Lyon coach did not try to hide his excitement at the idea of challenging the six-fold Golden Ball which he admits "having watched many, many games".
"I stayed at home
just for him," even said the Dutch coach at a press conference.
Les Gones announce the color
A speech filled with admiration which did not prevent him from announcing the color as to the preferential treatment that the Rhone residents would reserve for the new Parisian star and, undoubtedly, his partners.
“It makes me happy to meet him,” said Bosz, “but it would make me even more happy to win this match against him.
(…) You have to have respect, but
you have to play hard.
If you're too polite, he'll dribble you.
More than nine months after seeing Lyon come to fuck him at the Park (0-1), Paris knows that a new underperformance for its first real shock of the season would not only spoil the party.
It would already accentuate the doubts around the balance of this Parisian team that the incredible offensive potential must lead to fly over everything on the national scene.