Entering the field for the first time in the unfamiliar dark blue of PSG, Messi’s arrival and first touch were greeted with enthusiastic cheers from the 6,000 travelling fans.
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The Switzerland international finalised a switch that will see him embark on a new chapter in his career with the Ligue 1 club.
The Argentine superstar, 34, officially completed his move to the Ligue 1 giants on Tuesday following his shock Barcelona exit.
The 30-year-old was a free agent after leaving Liverpool and seemed on his way to Barcelona until PSG swooped and blew the Catalan giants out of the water with their offer to the Netherlands captain
Neymar scored the opener and crossed for Marquinhos to head in the champions’ second.
Three days after a lacklustre performance during a 1-1 draw at Saint-Etienne in Pochettino’s debut, PSG failed to impress again
Pochettino, who played for PSG as a defender in the early 2000s, and also captained the side, has been unemployed since being dismissed by Spurs in November 2019.
French sports daily L’Equipe and German newspaper Bild said the 47-year-old, who helped PSG reach the Champions League final in August, which they lost to Bayern Munich, was dismissed after Wednesday’s 4-0 win over Racing Strasbourg.
Florian Thauvin, Jordan Amavi and a Pablo own goal won the points and put OM on 12 from seven games, three off pacesetters Paris St Germain who won 4-0 at 10-man Nimes on Friday.
It will be recalled that the winger was not named in the matchday squad for Tuesday evening’s 1-1 draw of the Super Eagles of Nigeria with Tunisia as he had to return to France due to the injury he sustained against Algeria last Friday.
The 33-year-old was deemed surplus to requirements in the French capital, but he finished as PSG’s all-time top goalscorer with 200 goals in over 300 appearances in all competitions
The home team got their two goals through Gael Kakuta and Florian Sotoca after the visitors were hit with red cards for Timothee Kolodziejczak and Wahbi Khazri.
The result lifted PSG to seventh place on nine points from five games, four behind leaders Rennes, while Reims stayed 19th on one point
It condemned PSG, who were last season’s UEFA Champions League runners-up, to their second straight league defeat after they suffered a 1-0 opening day setback at Lens.
On Thursday night, the club confirmed another three players had tested positive for coronavirus
Sarr joins the London club after four seasons at Ligue 1 Nice, where he made over 100 appearances.
Marseille were set to play the 2020-21 season curtain-raiser against St Etienne last Friday, but the game was postponed to next month because of four confirmed cases of coronavirus.
The club made the request because they want their players to have more time to recover after Sunday’s UEFA Champions League final match.
It was their first game under new coach Nico Kovac, a former coach of Bayern Munich.
The development arose after Olympique de Marseille said they had confirmed four cases of COVID-19.