UPDATE: Kylian Mbappé is scheduled to start in Sunday’s PSG match against Stade de Reims, per Fabrizio Rom
ano. We could see quite the trio with Mbappé, Messi, and Neymar all playing together.
Ligue 1 heads into Matchday 4 this weekend with a full slate of action. PSG, unsurprisingly, sits atop the table winning all three of their opening matches. They’re followed closely by Angers, Nice, and Clermont Foot who all sit on seven points. Nice’s last match against Marseille was suspended last weekend after fans invaded the pitch and a brawl ensued, which involved players and staff as well. The match was abandoned to be resumed at a later date.
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PSG will take on Reims on Sunday as the world awaits Lionel Messi’s Paris debut. PSG is already dominating their opponents without Messi on the pitch, but it looks like he’s set to see his first minutes against Reims. Paris took out Brest last week with a 4-2 result thanks to goals from Ander Herrera, Kylian Mbappe, Idrissa Gueye, and Angel Di Maria. Adding Messi to the lineup will surely bring more goals and more heartbreak for opponents they meet along the way.
Elsewhere, second-place Angers will take on sixth-place Rennes in hopes of continuing their decent start to the season. Angers sits with seven points after two wins and a draw after finishing 1-1 against Bordeaux last week thanks to an equalizing goal from Romain Thomas. Rennes is fresh off a 1-0 win over Nantes last week, marking their first win on the season and will look to continue that momentum heading into Matchday 4.
Ligue 1 Matchday 4 schedule
Friday, August 27
Nantes vs. Lyon, 3:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, August 28
Nice vs. Bordeaux, 11:00 a.m. ET
Marseille vs. St. Etienne, 3:00 p.m. ET
Sunday, August 29
Troyes vs. Monaco, 7:00 a.m. ET
Angers vs. Rennes, 9:00 a.m. ET
Strasbourg vs. Brest, 9:00 a.m. ET
Lens vs. Lorient, 9:00 a.m. ET
Clermont Foot vs. Metz, 9:00 a.m. ET
Lille vs. Montpellier, 11:00 a.m. ET
Reims vs. Paris Saint-Germain, 2:45 p.m. ET