Lionel Messi schedule 2022/23: When and how to watch PSG and Argentina matches

Lionel Messi is gearing up for his second campaign as a PSG player, fresh from winning the Ligue 1 title in 2021/22.

Undoubtedly, the 35-year-old magician will have ambitions of repeating this feat, as well as going deep into the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League and domestic cup competitions.

Of course, there is also the small matter of silverware to compete for at international level for Messi, as he is expected to be the star man in Argentina’s FIFA 2022 World Cup bid in Qatar this winter. Having never previously won the famous old trophy, Messi will be desperate to add it to his long list of major honors in what would potentially be the pinnacle of his footballing career.

The Sporting News takes a look at his schedule for the 2022/23 campaign, alongside detailing where fans can watch all the action.

What is Lionel Messi’s schedule for PSG in 2022/23?

In terms of Ligue 1, PSG will start their campaign away to Clermont Foot on August 7, 2022. Fixtures for the French top flight were released on June 17, 2022, detailing who the Parisians will face throughout the campaign.

Messi will look to be relied upon throughout 2022/23 as he seeks more silverware. Below, The Sporting News takes you through PSG’s list of matches in Ligue 1 as well as preseason preparations for the new calendar year.

Opponent Home/Away dated Competition
Kawasaki Front Away July 20, 2022 Friendly
Urawa Reds Away July 23 2022 Friendly
Gamba Osaka Away July 25, 2022 Friendly
Clermont Foot Away August 6, 2022 Ligue 1
Montpellier Home August 13, 2022 Ligue 1
LOSC Away August 21, 2022 Ligue 1
Monaco Home August 28, 2022 Ligue 1
Toulouse Away August 31, 2022 Ligue 1
Nantes Away September 4, 2022 Ligue 1
Brest Home September 11, 2022 Ligue 1
Lyon Away September 18, 2022 Ligue 1
Nice Home October 2, 2022 Ligue 1
Reims Away October 9, 2022 Ligue 1
Marseille Home October 16, 2022 Ligue 1
Ajaccio Away October 23, 2022 Ligue 1
Troyes Home October 30, 2022 Ligue 1
Lorient Away November 6, 2022 Ligue 1
Auxerre Home November 13, 2022 Ligue 1
Strasbourg Home December 28, 2022 Ligue 1
Lens Away January 1, 2023 Ligue 1
Angers Home January 11, 2023 Ligue 1
Rennes Away January 15, 2023 Ligue 1
Reims Home January 29, 2023 Ligue 1
Montpellier Away February 1, 2023 Ligue 1
Toulouse Home February 5, 2023 Ligue 1
Monaco Away February 12, 2023 Ligue 1
LOSC Home February 19, 2023 Ligue 1
Marseille Away February 26, 2023 Ligue 1
Nantes Home March 5, 2023 Ligue 1
Brest Away March 12, 2023 Ligue 1
Rennes Home March 19, 2023 Ligue 1
Lyon Home April 2, 2023 Ligue 1
Nice Away April 9, 2023 Ligue 1
Lens Home April 16, 2023 Ligue 1
Angers Away April 23, 2023 Ligue 1
Lorient Home April 30, 2023 Ligue 1
Troyes Away May 7, 2023 Ligue 1
Ajaccio Home May 14, 2023 Ligue 1
Auxerre Away May 21, 2023 Ligue 1
Strasbourg Away May 27, 2023 Ligue 1
Clermont Foot Home June 3, 2023 Ligue 1

Are Lionel Messi’s PSG in any cup competitions?

Yes, PSG will be present in three cup competitions alongside their domestic league this campaign, the Trophee des Champions, the Coupe de France, and the UEFA Champions League.

Messi will more than likely participate in the Trophee des Champions final, which is on July 31 where they will play Nantes at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv, Israel.

This match is the traditional curtain-raiser in French football, pitting the Ligue 1 winners against the Coupe de France victors for the chance to win some silverware. PSG will not find out their opponents in the Coupe de France or UEFA Champions League until later on in the 2022/23 season.

What is Lionel Messi’s Argentina schedule for 2022/23?

Messi will be at the forefront of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar with Argentina, where he will hope to be a part of a tournament-winning side come the end of November.

His native country will play three group stage matches in Qatar, featuring Saudi Arabia, Poland, and Mexico. Should they advance beyond the group phase, there is potential for Argentina to play several more matches if they can advance deep into the tournament in what will be a round-robin format.

Below, The Sporting News details when and where Messi and Argentina will begin their fight for World Cup glory.

Opponent Home/Away dated Venue Kick-off time (BST) Kick-off time (ET) Kick-off time (AEST) Competition
Saudi Arabia Neutral November 22 Lusail Stadium 10 am 5 am 7 p.m FIFA World Cup
Mexico Neutral November 26/27 Lusail Stadium 7 p.m 2 p.m 4 a.m FIFA World Cup
Poland Neutral November 30/December 1 Stadium 974 7 p.m 2 p.m 4 a.m FIFA World Cup

How to watch Ligue 1 and Lionel Messi’s PSG matches

  • In the UK: Subscribers can watch Ligue 1 through BT Sports, either via TV channels, online or through the BT Sports app.
  • In the USA: beIN Sports and beIN Sports Espanol have exclusive rights to Ligue 1. Matches are streamable on BeIN Sports Connect. It is also available via FuboTV, which offers a free trial to new users.
  • In Canada: beIN Sports has exclusive rights to Ligue 1, and it’s streamable on BeIN Sports Connect. It is also available via FuboTV, which offers a free trial to new users.
  • In Australia: Viewers can watch via beIN Sports or stream matches through Kayo Sports.

How to watch the 2022 World Cup and Lionel Messi’s Argentina matches

  • In the UK: The BBC and ITV will broadcast live World Cup matches, which can also be streamed via BBC iPlayer and the ITV Hub.
  • In the USA: Fox Sports will broadcast the games and there is a one-week free trial available again through FuboTV.
  • In Canada: TSN will broadcast the games and there is a one-week free trial available again through FuboTV.
  • In Australia: SBS Sport will show the World Cup matches, with a streaming service available via the SBS Sport app.