Lionel Messi PSG Champions League debut: How did Messi fare and has he scored yet?

Lionel Messi was making his Champions League debut for new club Paris St Germain as they took on Club Brugges

<p>Lionel Messi suffered a frustrating night on his Champions League debut for PSG.</p>

Lionel Messi suffered a frustrating night on his Champions League debut for PSG.

Lionel Messi was kept quiet on his Champions League debut for Paris St Germain as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Club Brugge.

The French outfit fielded the Argentine superstar from the start for the first time since his sensational free transfer move from Barcelona in the summer, linking up alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

However, Messi struggled to make a serious impact on his full debut as Brugge deservedly gained a point.

This was Messi’s 150th appearance in the Champions League. He has won it four times and netted 120 goals for Barcelona, more than any other player has scored for a single club.

He almost got his first for PSG, but a curling first-half effort hit the crossbar. Just moments earlier, Messi first burst into life on the edge of the Brugge area after 22 minutes, jinking into space and sliding a pass through to Kylian Mbappe.

However, in the main he was kept quiet and his most notable contribution after the break was a booking for a mistimed tackle, although former Liverpool and Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet did palm away an effort from the 34-year-old with 20 minutes left.

Ander Herrera netted the opener for PSG after great work down the left from Kylian Mbappe but Hans Vanaken scored a deserved equaliser before the break.

Mbappe limped off as it became a frustrating night for the French side and their famed front three.

What has been said?

“We need time to work for them to build an understanding,” said PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino. “That’s been clear and we’ve said that in recent days. We still have to create a team.”