UEFA Champions League – PSG’s Big Star Fails: Messi, Neymar, Mbappe, and team held to a 1-1 draw by Club Brugge- For the 1st time, the “Big 3” Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe started a game together for PSG. They were up against the underdogs Club Brugge as they opened their UCL 2021/22 campaign. However, all did not go as planned as they were held to a 1-1 draw by the Belgium club.
UEFA Champions League – PSG’s Big Star Fails: The first goal came in the 15th minute as Ander Herrera sloshed a sublime shot from a ball by Kylian Mbappe. Brugge found the equalizer in the 27th minute as the shot from Vanaken took a huge deflection by Kimpembe and the ball finds its way inside the net. PSG’s problem kept increasing as Mbappe had to be substituted due to an injury and Icardi came on. The Argentinian had an amazing chance to go ahead but he missed the ball completely from close range.
UEFA Champions League: Messi, Neymar, Mbappe all on one side still PSG draws with a little known Club Brugge
FULL-TIME: Club Brugge 1-1 @PSG_English 🔚
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 15, 2021
UEFA Champions League – PSG’s Big Star Fails: PSG’s formidable attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé was left frustrated by a spirited Club Brugge on Wednesday in a 1-1 draw in the Champions League.
Messi hit the crossbar during his 150th appearance in the competition but could not score for his new club after PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino sent out his three superstars altogether for the first time.
Messi had previously made only one substitute appearance for PSG — in a 2-0 win against Reims last month — since he ended his career-long association with Barcelona last month.
Brugge captain Hans Vanaken drew the host’s level in the 27th minute after Mbappé set up Ander Herrera’s opener in the Group A game in the 15th. In the group’s other match, Manchester City beat RB Leipzig 6-3.
Mbappe played a center-forward role with Neymar and Messi deployed on the wings but the trio often switched positions. They played 50 minutes together before Mbappe, who suffered an apparent ankle injury, was replaced by Mauro Icardi.
UEFA Champions League – PSG’s Big Star Fails: PSG imposed a fast tempo and monopolized possession from the start as the visitors struggled to string passes together in the early stages. But the Belgian champions gradually got into the match and enjoyed several good spells of pressure while PSG lacked cohesion and gave the ball away too often in midfield.
Brugge came back with the same attacking spirit after the interval. Forwards Noa Lang and Charles De Ketelaere were a constant threat and the hosts found space at ease but lacked a cutting edge.