Mbappe BENCHED but Messi & Neymar both start for PSG in Ligue 1 clash with Rennes

  • Messi and Neymar both started
  • Mbappe featured on bench alongside Hakimi
  • Pair only returned to training on Thursday

WHAT HAPPENED? Messi and Neymar featured in a front-line alongside youngster Hugo Ekitike, with Mbappe having to settle for a space on the bench. The 23-year-old only returned to training on Thursday after taking a break following his World Cup exploits with France, and it is clear that manager Christophe Galtier feels Sunday’s match has come too soon for the forward

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: Mbappe had returned back for PSG’s first two league games after the international break, but Galtier granted both him and full-back Achraf Hakimi an extended rest period, who also featured on the Parisiens’ bench. The Frenchman’s omission from the starting line-up means fans will have to wait for the first Messi-Neymar-Mbappe frontline since the World Cup, although it is likely that Mbappe will make an impact at some point from the bench.


Lionel Messi Neymar PSG 2022-23

Lionel Messi Neymar PSG 2022-23© Provided by GOAL

Kylian Mbappe PSG 2022-23

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Story by James Hunsley ,Goal

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