In a shocking turn of events, Lionel Messi left Barcelona to join PSG. Following several days of expectation, the Argentine star was announced with the No. 30 jersey and he still makes the headlines as fans are already looking forward to seeing him making his debut with Paris Saint-Germain.

Parisians have gone crazy to welcome the 34-year-old figure, who joins a world-class team with the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, Sergio Ramos, among many others. There's a lot of excitement with his arrival and fans can't wait to see him in action in the Ligue 1.

Therefore, fans from all over the world may be wondering: When will Lionel Messi play again? When will he play his first game with PSG? Here, let's break down when Leo could make his debut.

When will Lionel Messi play for PSG?

After Messi signed with PSG, the team's next match came too early for him. Paris Saint-Germain have comfortably defeated RC Strasbourg on Saturday, August 14, at Parc des Princes, but Messi didn't play.

Mainly because he has been on holidays for a month after winning the 2021 Copa America with Argentina, and he might need some practices before returning to action. That's why he might not play next Friday either, when PSG visit Stade Brestois.

Nevertheless, Messi usually doesn't want to miss any game, so he could be playing earlier than expected. According to Sky Sports, Lionel Messi could play his first game for PSG on Sunday, August 29, when PSG take on Reims on the road.

PSG's games before the international break

Even though we couldn't see him getting dressed against RC Strasbourg, PSG will have three games ahead of themselves before the international break. Following their upcoming game, they'll visit Stade Brestois on Friday, August 20. 

It's uncertain if Messi will be ready for that game as well, but if he doesn't, Leo would finally make his debut on Sunday, August 29, when Paris take on Reims on the road. In the meantime, we'll wait to see him in action for the first time with PSG's jersey.