Lionel Messi made his much-anticipated Ligue 1 debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday as Kylian Mbappe scored twice to offer the capital membership a 2-0 victory at Stade de Reims.
The Argentina ahead, who joined PSG from Barcelona on a two-year contract earlier this month, got here on as a 66th-minute substitute for Brazil striker Neymar for his first outing since profitable the Copa America on July 10.
Mbappe, who has been linked with a transfer to Actual Madrid, headed the opener after quarter-hour earlier than doubling his tally for his third purpose this season on the counter after 63 minutes.
Simply after going 2-0 up it was the time all of the PSG followers had been ready for when their new signing Messi was introduced on to exchange his former team-mate Neymar.
Messi was applauded onto the sector by the travelling supporters, who had been clapping his warm-ups for the reason that begin of the second half. His first contact was additionally greeted with cheers from the Parisian followers.
PSG maintained their excellent file this season to remain high of the standings with a most 12 factors.
In the meantime, Lille lastly bought their title defence again on monitor with a 2-1 dwelling win over Montpellier and shock package deal Angers provisionally went high of the desk after beating visiting Stade Rennais 2-0 on Sunday.
Lille celebrated their first league win of the season because of objectives from Yusuf Yazici and Jonathan David, with Montpellier ending the match with 10 males after their defender Junior Sambia was despatched off within the second half.
La Liga: Depay on course in slim Barca win
Barcelona‘s Memphis Depay scored for the second recreation in a row to offer his facet a 2-1 win at dwelling to Getafe in La Liga on Sunday in one other unconvincing total efficiency from the Catalans.
Sergi Roberto put Barca forward within the second minute, sliding in to fulfill a Jordi Alba cross after a flowing crew transfer.
Sandro Ramirez pulled Getafe stage within the nineteenth minute after Sergio Busquets misplaced the ball in his personal half and the guests broke with goal, the striker firing a low shot previous Marc-Andre ter Stegen following a neat interchange with Carles Alena.
Barca seemed rattled for a second however restored their lead on the half-hour when Frenkie de Jong fed compatriot Depay and the Dutch ahead flummoxed visiting goalkeeper David Soria with an early strike which crept contained in the close to publish.
It was the second time in eight days Depay had bought his new membership out of bother after scoring an outstanding half-volley within the 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao.
Barca are fourth within the desk however stage on seven factors with provisional leaders Actual Madrid after their opening three video games.
Serie A: Giroud double fires AC Milan to win
Striker Oliver Giroud’s first objectives for AC Milan helped them to a cushty 4-1 victory over Cagliari on Sunday as Stefano Pioli’s crew continued their excellent begin to the brand new Serie A season.
In a goal-laden first half, Sandro Tonali broke the impasse after 12 minutes, curling a chic free-kick into the web to offer Milan the lead, earlier than Alessandro Deiola headed the guests stage three minutes later.
Parity was restored for lower than two minutes as Rafael Leao edged Milan again in entrance earlier than Giroud scored his first purpose for his new membership after becoming a member of them from Chelsea within the shut season.
The primary-half scoring was not executed there as Giroud transformed from the penalty spot simply earlier than the interval to make it 4-1. Pioli’s facet cruised to their second successive win, ending the weekend as one in every of 5 groups on six factors.
Napoli even have most factors after their 2-1 win at Genoa on Sunday, with substitute Andrea Petagna putting six minutes from time to safe the win.
Tammy Abraham’s first purpose for AS Roma helped his new facet cruise to a 4-0 victory at promoted Salernitana on Sunday as Jose Mourinho’s profitable return to Serie A continued.
Roma skipper Lorenzo Pellegrini drilled the guests in entrance three minutes into the second half from a decent angle, earlier than Jordan Veretout, on the top of a chic Henrikh Mkhitaryan go, made it two 4 minutes later.
Abraham’s second got here within the 69th minute when he completed emphatically from the sting of the field.
Pellegrini added a late second to place the icing on the cake, as Roma made it two wins from two underneath Mourinho to sit down third within the standings stage on six factors with leaders Lazio.
Bundesliga: Roussillon fires Wolfsburg high
Wolfsburg defender Jerome Roussillon struck the one purpose as they beat guests RB Leipzig 1-0 to go high of the Bundesliga desk forward of the worldwide break.
The Wolves have an ideal file of three wins from three video games to place them on 9 factors, two forward of Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich and Freiburg.
Roussillon struck seven minutes into the second half when Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi failed to chop out a low cross, as an alternative pushing it into the trail of the French left-back who rifled the ball into the web.
The house facet had a wonderful likelihood to make it two minutes later when striker Wout Weghorst ran half the size of the pitch solely to shoot over the bar with solely Gulacsi to beat.
Leipzig’s greatest possibilities got here from set-pieces with midfielder Emil Forsberg swinging in a succession of harmful corners, however they struggled to get efforts on course as Wolfsburg held on by way of six minutes of second-half added time to safe the win.
In Sunday’s early recreation, two first-half objectives had been sufficient to offer Union Berlin a cushty 2-1 dwelling win over Borussia Monchengladbach, who bought a late comfort. Union are eighth on 5 factors, with Monchengladbach fifteenth on one level.