PSG vs. Clermont Foot: Messi will play? Probable lineups for matchday 4 of Ligue 1 2021-22

Lionel Messi will play the triple date with the Argentine National Team for the qualification to the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Messi's next match with PSG will be against Clermont Foot.

Messi. Neymar and Mbappé
Messi. Neymar and Mbappé

Lionel Messi is currently playing World Cup qualifiers with the Argentina national team, but the next round of the French League will have PSG at home against Clermont Foot. Mauricio Pochettino's team's schedule had three games until the end of August and before the triple elimination in early September.

After the first matches of the French team where Paris Saint-Germain hosted Strasbourg and the away matches on Friday 20 against Brest and last Sunday 29 against Reims. After these dates, PSG will only return to the field on September 12, when the team will play Clermont at home.

When does Messi play with Argentina for the Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers?

After the controversy that was generated for this triple date of South American qualifiers for Qatar 2022, the entire national team is already in Caracas. Despite the refusal of the Premier League and LaLiga to release the players, the CAS gave the OK to FIFA's request and the players were able to travel to represent their countries. Thus, Lionel Scaloni already has almost all the players called up for the matches against Venezuela, Brazil and Bolivia. In the early hours of today, PSG representatives Lionel Messi, Leandro Paredes and Angel Di María arrived in the Venezuelan capital.

Lionel Messi plays with Argentina vs. Venezuela, then visits Brazil

The Argentine National team beat Venezuela 3-1 in the ninth date of the South American qualifiers in Caracas. With goals by Lautaro Martinez and Correa. 
Messi arrived along with his Paris Saint Germain (PSG) teammates Leandro Paredes and Ángel Di María in their own plane and were left at the disposal of coach Lionel Scaloni, the coach of the team that won the Copa América in Brazil on July 10. Di Maria and Messi were in the starting lineup, but Paredes was not.

That match is pending from the sixth date that should have been played in March and that CONMEBOL moved to this September window, provoking the anger of the European leagues, which moved to deny the assignment to the South American countries arguing sanitary reasons due to the coronavirus pandemic, although the real reasons pointed to scheduling problems.

But the timely intervention of the CAS, to which Spain's LaLiga appealed, denying its request not to release players despite the obligatory nature of the FIFA date, ended up disarming the same position that had been initiated by the Premier League and later joined by the Italian and Portuguese Federations.

Possible PSG lineup:

Keylor Navas; Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Sergio Ramos or Presnel Kimpembe, Abdou Diallo; Leandro Paredes, Marco Verratti, Georginio Wijnaldum; Angel Di Maria; Lionel Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi. 

Messi's next match at PSG: Clermont Foot

Last week, Cleermont and Metz played out a 2-2 draw in Sunday's match at the Gabriel Montpied. Clermont Foot drew cpm the visitors, FC Metz had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Stade de Reims. After the result, the Clermont-Ferrand side is in third place at the end of the match, while Metz is fifteenth.

For the moment, Cleermont is left with eight points and Metz with three points. In the next matchday, Pascal Gastien's team will face Paris S. Germain, while Frederic Antonetti's FC Metz will face Troyes.

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