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.
|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.