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Messi scores as PSG labour past Japan's Kawasaki

 Messi scores as PSG labour past Japan's Kawasaki- Lionel Messi scored but Paris Saint- Germain were made to work hard for a 2- 1 win over Kawasaki Frontale on Wednesday in the first match of theirpre-season Japanese tour.


 Star forwards Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe all started in new PSG director Christophe Galtier's first game in charge of his full team in front of a crowd of,000 at Tokyo's National Stadium.


 Messi opened the scoring with a 32nd- nanosecond shot but a important- changed PSG line- up in the alternate half could manage only one further thing through cover Arnaud Kalimuendo.


 J- League titleholders Kawasaki pulled a thing back in the 84th nanosecond when Kazuya Yamamura headed home unmarked to set up a nervy finish.


 PSG will play two further J- League sides on their Japanese stint, taking on Urawa Reds in Saitama on Saturday and Gamba Osaka in Osaka the following Monday.


 PSG had utmost of the early possession but the first real chance fell to Kawasaki.


 A pass forward resolve the PSG defence and released striker Marcinho, only for the Brazilian to put the ball wide with the thing at his mercy.


 Kawasaki goalkeeper Jung Song- ryong denied Mbappe a nanosecond latterly after Messi had played him in on thing.


 Kawasaki's Chanathip Songkrasin-- nicknamed the" Thai Messi"-- also cleared a shot from his Gray namesake off the line to keep the game scoreless.


 But Messi set up a way through shortly later, guiding a shot into the corner from just inside the box.


 Neymar and Mbappe departed at half- time and Kawasaki forward Kei Chinen missed a noble chance to equalise when he blazed over the bar in the 50th nanosecond.


 Messi bowed out soon after as Galthier, recently arrived from Nice, pealed the changes.


 Substitute Kalimuendo doubled PSG's lead when he turned home Juan Bernat's low cross in the 58th nanosecond, before Yamamura pulled one back with six twinkles left to play.


 Lionel Messi scored his first thing since reaching the corner age of 35 when he fired Paris Saint- Germain ahead in Wednesday'spre-season friendly with Kawasaki Frontale.


 Messi netted just 11 pretensions in all competitions for PSG last season but club chairman Nasser Al- Khelaifi said last month that in2022/23" we will see the stylish interpretation of Messi ever."


 The Argentina captain's firstpre-season appearance came in a 2- 0 palm over Quevilly on Friday.


 But his first thing arrived on Wednesday when PSG demurred off their stint of Japan.


 Mbappe was involved in Messi's thing when he sidestepped outside from the left and cropped in a deep cross to Achraf Hakimi, who volleyed the ball reverse to Messi.

 Messi struck the ball right- footed and his shot took a big deviation on its way into the net.

 Substitute Arnaud Kalimuendo made it 2- 0 in the alternate half before Kazuya Yamamura pulled one reverse for Kawasaki late on.

 Messi celebrated his 35th birthday last month during a family vacation with former Barcelona teammate Cesc Fabregas in Ibiza.

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