Will Lionel Messi Smash hit by engaging for PSG Against Benfica?

UEFA Champions League:

After an important 2-1 victory over Nice over the weekend, Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) will now turn their attention to the UEFA Champions League (UCL). With that in mind, here is a look at whether Lionel Messi is playing or not.

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Will Lionel Messi Smash hit against Benfica?

In the squad that PSG released for the game against Benfica on October 4, Lionel Messi was named in it. Considering the sheer quality and the current form of the Argentine international, it will be surprising if he does not feature in the game against the Portuguese outfit. After a relatively muted campaign last year, Messi seems to have found his best this season. And that is not it, as he is also arriving into the game against Benfica after scoring a stunning free-kick against Nice over the weekend.

Benfica vs PSG team news:

While Lionel Messi is fit for the clash against Benfica, the club released an official update to confirm that both Presnel Kimpembe and Renato Sanches were sidelined for this game. He’ll return to training by the end of the week. (Meanwhile,) Presnel Kimpembe continues his recovery at the Training Centre.”

Benfica vs PSG Prediction, Betting Tips and Team News

PSG forward Lionel Messi is yet to score against Benfica:

Following his goal against Maccabi Haifa, Lionel Messi became the first player in UEFA Champions League history to score against 39 different opponents. A goal against Benfica will see him extend his record to 40 teams.

Starting Line-up Predication:

Benfica’s predicted starting line-up: Vlachodimos; Bah, A. Silva, Otamendi, Grimaldo; Florentino, Fernandez; Neres, R. Silva, Mario; Ramos

PSG’s predicted starting line-up: Donnarumma; Mukiele, Marquinhos, Ramos; Hakimi, Pereira, Vitinha, Mendes; Messi, Mbappe, Neymar

Just hold on for few more hours!

The game will begin live at 12:30 AM IST on October 6, from the iconic Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal.