PSG match schedule: When is Lionel Messi playing for Paris Saint-Germain?

Lionel Messi is officially a Paris Saint-Germain player, but fans may have to wait a bit before seeing him in action for the French power.

After playing the Copa America final with Argentina on July 10, Messi has been out of action and on vacation. Because he was a free agent after his contract expired on June 30, Messi was not obligated to report for preseason camp. Now that he’s joined PSG, the 34-year-old is going to need a proper preseason.

Assuming he requires anywhere between two and three weeks to work himself into some shape after the long layoff, it could make sense for him to debut after the September international break when he’ll presumably play in World Cup qualifiers for Argentina. PSG’s first Ligue 1 game after the break is at home against Clermont Foot (Sun., Sept. 12), followed a couple of days later by his UEFA Champions League debut with PSG (Sept. 14/15).

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Might PSG want to get his club debut out of the way before September’s World Cup qualifying break? Perhaps, especially with the focus needing to be on the UEFA Champions League group stage beginning in September. PSG close out August on the road to Brest (Aug. 20) and Stade de Reims (Aug. 29), both winnable matches against opponents that finished in the bottom half of the Ligue 1 standings last year.

Below is PSG’s complete schedule with TV and streaming information in the USA.

How to watch Messi, PSG in USA

Depending on the competition, there are different TV and streaming outlets that carry PSG’s matches in the USA during the 2021-2022 season:

Ligue 1 & Coupe de France (French Cup)

  • TV Channels: beIN Sports, beIN Sports en Espanol (available on fuboTV)
  • Streaming: beIN Sports Xtra (on fuboTV, Roku, Sling, Fanatiz and Pluto TV) & beIN Sports Connect app

beIN Sports, beIN Sports en Espanol and beIN Sports Xtra are streaming on fuboTV (free 7-day trial).

UEFA Champions League

  • TV Channels: CBS (final), CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)
  • Spanish-language TV: Univision, TUDN, UniMas, Galavision
  • Streaming: Paramount+ (English), PrendeTV (Spanish)

The Univision family of networks, which will carry select matches throughout the UEFA Champions League, are available to be streamed on fuboTV (free 7-day trial).

PSG match schedule 2021-2022

Note: Home team listed first

DateCompetitionMatchTime (ET)TV channelsStream
Sun, Aug. 1Trophee des ChampionsLille 1, PSG 0Highlights
Sat, Aug. 7Ligue 1, Matchday 1Troyes 1, PSG 2Highlights
Sat, Aug. 14Ligue 1, Matchday 2PSG vs. StrasbourgTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Fri, Aug. 20Ligue 1, Matchday 3Brest vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun, Aug. 29Ligue 1, Matchday 4Stade de Reims vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun, Sept. 12Ligue 1, Matchday 5PSG vs. Clermont FootTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Tues/Wed, Sept. 14/15Champ. League, Matchday 1TBDTBDUnivision TBDParamount+, PrendeTV
Sun, Sept. 19Ligue 1, Matchday 6PSG vs. LyonTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Wed, Sept. 22Ligue 1, Matchday 7FC Metz vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun, Sept. 26Ligue 1, Matchday 8PSG vs. MontpellierTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Tues/Wed, Sept. 28/29Champ. League, Matchday 2TBDTBDUnivision TBDParamount+, PrendeTV
Sun, Oct. 3Ligue 1, Matchday 9Stade Rennais vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun, Oct. 17Ligue 1, Matchday 10PSG vs. AngersTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Tues/Wed, Oct. 19/20Champ. League, Matchday 3TBDTBDUnivision TBDParamount+, PrendeTV
Sun, Oct. 24Ligue 1, Matchday 11Marseille vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun, Oct. 31Ligue 1, Matchday 12PSG vs. LilleTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Tues/Wed, Nov. 2/3Champ. League, Matchday 4TBDTBDUnivision TBDParamount+, PrendeTV
Sun, Nov. 7Ligue 1, Matchday 13Bordeaux vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun, Nov. 21Ligue 1, Matchday 14PSG vs. NantesHighlightsbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Tues/Wed, Nov. 23/24Champ. League, Matchday 5TBDTBDUnivision TBDParamount+, PrendeTV
Sun, Nov. 28Ligue 1, Matchday 15Saint-Etienne vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Wed, Dec. 1Ligue 1, Matchday 16PSG vs. NiceTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun, Dec. 5Ligue 1, Matchday 17Lens vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Tues/Wed, Dec. 7/8Champ. League, Matchday 6TBDTBDUnivision TBDParamount+, PrendeTV
Sun, Dec. 12Ligue 1, Matchday 18PSG vs. MonacoTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sat, Dec. 18French Cup, Rd. of 64TBDTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Wed, Dec. 22Ligue 1, Matchday 19Lorient vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun/Mon, Jan. 2/3French Cup, Rd. of 32TBDTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun, Jan. 9Ligue 1, Matchday 20Lyon vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun, Jan. 16Ligue 1, Matchday 21PSG vs. BrestTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun, Jan. 23Ligue 1, Matchday 22PSG vs. Stade de ReimsTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sat, Jan. 29French Cup, Rd. of 16TBDTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun, Feb. 6Ligue 1, Matchday 23Lille vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Wed, Feb 9French Cup, QuarterfinalTBDTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun, Feb. 13Ligue 1, Matchday 24PSG vs. Stade RennaisTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Tues/Wed, Feb. 15/16Champ. League, Rd16 – Leg 1Feb. 15/16 or Feb. 22/23TBDUnivision TBDParamount+, PrendeTV
Sun, Feb. 20Ligue 1, Matchday 25Nantes vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Tues/Wed, Feb. 22/23Champ. League, Rd16 – Leg 1Feb. 15/16 or Feb. 22/23TBDUnivision TBDParamount+, PrendeTV
Sun, Feb. 27Ligue 1, Matchday 26PSG vs. Saint-EtienneTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Wed, March 2French Cup, SemifinalTBDTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun, March 6Ligue 1, Matchday 27Nice vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Tues/Wed, March 8/9Champ. League, Rd16 – Leg 2March 8/9 or March 15/16TBDUnivision TBDParamount+, PrendeTV
Sun, March 13Ligue 1, Matchday 28PSG vs. BordeauxTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Tues/Wed, March 15/16Champ. League, Rd16 – Leg 2March 8/9 or March 15/16TBDUnivision TBDParamount+, PrendeTV
Sun, March 20Ligue 1, Matchday 29Monaco vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun, April 3Ligue 1, Matchday 30PSG vs. LorientTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Tues/Wed, April 5/6Champ. League, QF – Leg 1TBDTBDUnivision TBDParamount+, PrendeTV
Sun, April 10Ligue 1, Matchday 31Clermont Foot vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Tues/Wed, April 12/13Champ. League, QF – Leg 2TBDTBDUnivision TBDParamount+, PrendeTV
Sun, April 17Ligue 1, Matchday 32PSG vs. MarseilleTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Wed, April 20Ligue 1, Matchday 33Angers vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun, April 24Ligue 1, Matchday 34PSG vs. LensTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Tues/Wed, April 26/27Champ. League, Semi – Leg 1TBDTBDUnivision TBDParamount+, PrendeTV
Sun, May 1Ligue 1, Matchday 35Strasbourg vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Tues/Wed, May 3/4Champ. League, Semi – Leg 2TBDTBDUnivision TBDParamount+, PrendeTV
Sun, May 8French Cup, FinalTBDTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sun, May 8Ligue 1, Matchday 36PSG vs. TroyesTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sat, May 14Ligue 1, Matchday 37Montpellier vs. PSGTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sat, May 21Ligue 1, Matchday 38PSG vs. MetzTBDbeIN SportsbeIN Xtra/Connect
Sat, May 28Champions League, FinalTBDTBDUnivision TBDParamount+, PrendeTV

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