La Liga: Who will wear the No.10 jersey at Barcelona after Lionel Messi’s departure?- Lionel Messi made his debut for PSG last night against Reims. PSG maintained its winning streak after defeating Reims 2-0. FC Barcelona also won their game against Getafe last night. Memphis Depay has been scoring goals and it was the Dutch forward that scored the winner for the Catalans against Getafe.
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La Liga: Who will wear the No. 10 jersey at Barcelona after Lionel Messi’s departure?
However, clubs must name a 25-man squad of senior players for league action in the Spanish top-flight and each must be designated a number from one to 25, meaning any retirement would leave Barcelona a man down. Since Lionel Messi has left the club, there have been rumors about Coutinho getting the No. 10 jersey.
Another contender for the legendary jersey is the sensational youngster Ansu Fati. It is possible that teenage striker Fati will therefore be handed Messi’s old shirt when he finally returns from a long injury layoff. He has returned to training.
Sergio Aguero could also slot into the No10 having been given the No19 when he signed with Messi still at the club. The veteran forward is yet to play for his new team and will miss the Getafe trip due to a calf injury.
Messi PSG Debut: Argentine poses for a heartwarming moment with Reims goalkeeper’s son after PSG debut – Watch – Lionel Messi made his much-awaited PSG debut against Reims when he came on the field for Neymar at the 66th minute of the match. After his first appearance for PSG, the 34-year-old made a little Reims fan’s dreams come true.
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The six-time Ballon d’Or winner stole the show despite Kylian Mbappe scoring twice at the Stade Auguste-Delaune II in Reims. After his introduction into Ligue 1, Messi was seen posing for an adorable picture with Reims goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic’s son. The 34-year-old cradled the baby boy in his arms after the match showing his caring side while the Reims goalkeeper stood on the other side of the camera capturing the moment.
Messi PSG Debut: Messi’s life in France did not start the way fans would have hoped as the 34-year-old failed to find the back of the net in his first outing for PSG since joining them from FC Barcelona. PSG supporters were hoping to see the former FC Barcelona star make his debut by starting against Reims. However, Mauricio Pochettino decided to get bring him on, off the bench instead.