On 28 May 2016, Messi, Neymar and Suarez last played in the Copa del Rey final. That’s the end of the famous MSN pair playing shoulder to shoulder together. Then the famous couple could not be together. Not anymore. However, Messi and Neymar have long wanted to play together in the same jersey.
In the cycle of events, the wish of the two of them is finally going to be fulfilled again. Messi and Neymar will now play under the same umbrella again, in the same jersey. That was the only wait after Messi signed for French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Messi and Neymar fans are finally going to end the wait. PSG will take on Belgian club FC Braga in their first match of the season in the Champions League on Wednesday night. PSG coach Pachettino has included both Messi and Neymar in the XI of this match.
After 1582 days (4 years, 3 months and 19 days), the two best stars of Brazil and Argentina will play shoulder to shoulder in the same jersey again.
Lionel Messi has already made his debut in the PSG jersey. Before the start of the international football break, Messi came on as a substitute against Reims in the French League One. The two could not be on the field together in that match either. Because coach Pachettino replaced Messi on the field instead of Neymar!
In the last match of the French League One, neither Messi nor Neymar could play. The two returned to Paris last Friday after a break from international football. The coach did not keep them in the team for the next day’s match. In that match, PSG won 4-0 against Clarmont.
De Maria is not in the 22-man squad announced against FC Brugge. UEFA banned Di Maria for three matches in the last Champions League semi-final against Man City for their misconduct.
Messi and Neymar are back together but more waiting for Sergio Ramos. Because, he has not fully recovered from the injury yet. Midfielder Marco Verratti is also out of the match due to a knee injury.