Lionel Messi is set for his second campaign as a PSG player by winning the Ligue 1 title in 2021/22.
Undoubtedly, the 35-year-old magician will have ambitions to repeat the feat, as well as go deep into the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League and domestic cup competitions.
Of course, there is also the small matter of silverware for Messi to compete internationally in Argentina’s FIFA 2022 World Cup bid in Qatar this winter. Having never won the famous old trophy before, Messi will be desperate to add it to his long list of major honors at the peak of his football career.
The Sporting News Here’s a look at their schedule for the 2022/23 campaign, along with details on 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 begin their campaign away to Clermont on August 7, 2022. The fixtures for the French top flight were released on June 17, 2022, detailing who the Parisians will face throughout the campaign.
Messi will rely on him as he looks for more silverware throughout 2022/23. Below, The Sporting News takes you through PSG’s fixture list in Ligue 1 and pre-season preparations for the new calendar year.
|Kawasaki frontal||distance||July 20, 2022||friendly|
|Fertilizer Reds||distance||July 23 2022||friendly|
|Gamba Osaka||distance||July 25, 2022||friendly|
|Clermont Foot||distance||August 6, 2022||Ligue 1|
|Montpellier||home page||August 13, 2022||Ligue 1|
|LOSC||distance||August 21, 2022||Ligue 1|
|Monaco||home page||August 28, 2022||Ligue 1|
|Toulouse||distance||August 31, 2022||Ligue 1|
|Nantes||distance||September 4, 2022||Ligue 1|
|Breast||home page||September 11, 2022||Ligue 1|
|Leon||distance||September 18, 2022||Ligue 1|
|Sundara||home page||October 2, 2022||Ligue 1|
|Reims||distance||October 9, 2022||Ligue 1|
|Marseille||home page||October 16, 2022||Ligue 1|
|Ajaccio||distance||October 23, 2022||Ligue 1|
|Troyes||home page||October 30, 2022||Ligue 1|
|Lorient||distance||November 6, 2022||Ligue 1|
|Auxerre||home page||November 13, 2022||Ligue 1|
|Strasbourg||home page||December 28, 2022||Ligue 1|
|Lens||distance||January 1, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Anger||home page||January 11, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Rennes||distance||January 15, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Reims||home page||January 29, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Montpellier||distance||February 1, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Toulouse||home page||February 5, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Monaco||distance||February 12, 2023||Ligue 1|
|LOSC||home page||February 19, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Marseille||distance||February 26, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Nantes||home page||March 5, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Breast||distance||March 12, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Rennes||home page||March 19, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Leon||home page||April 2, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Sundara||distance||April 9, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Lens||home page||April 16, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Anger||distance||April 23, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Lorient||home page||April 30, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Troyes||distance||May 7, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Ajaccio||home page||May 14, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Auxerre||distance||May 21, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Strasbourg||distance||May 27, 2023||Ligue 1|
|Clermont Foot||home page||June 3, 2023||Ligue 1|
Are Lionel Messi’s PSG in any cup competitions?
Yes, PSG will be present in three cup competitions in addition to their domestic league this campaign, Trophee des Champions, Coupe de France, and UEFA Champions League.
Messi is most likely to feature in the Trophy des Champions final against Nantes on July 31 at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The match is a traditional curtain-raiser in French football, pitting the Ligue 1 winners against the Coupe de France victors for a chance to win some silverware. PSG will not find their opponents in the Coupe de France or UEFA Champions League until after the 2022/23 season.
What is Lionel Messi’s Argentina schedule for 2022/23?
Messi will be leading the way for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with Argentina, where he will hope to be part of the tournament-winning team in late November.
His native country will play three group stage matches in Qatar, featuring Saudi Arabia, Poland and Mexico. If they progress beyond the group stage, Argentina have the potential to play several more games if they can advance deep into the tournament in a round-robin format.
Below, Sporting News breaks down when and where Messi and Argentina will begin their battle for World Cup glory.
|opponent||Home/Outside||date||location||Kick-off Time (BST)||Kick-off Time (ET)||Kick-off Time (AEST)||competition|
|Saudi Arabia||neutral||November 22||Lucille Stadium||10 am||5 am||7 in the evening||FIFA World Cup|
|Mexico||neutral||November 26/27||Lucille Stadium||7 in the evening||2 o’clock in the afternoon||4 am||FIFA World Cup|
|Poland||neutral||November 30/December 1||Stadium 974||7 in the evening||2 o’clock in the afternoon||4 am||FIFA World Cup|
How to watch Ligue 1 and Lionel Messi’s PSG matches
- In the UK: Subscribers can watch Ligue 1 via BT Sports via TV channels, online or via the BT Sports app.
- in USA: beIN Sports and beIN Sports Espanol have exclusive rights to Ligue 1. Matches can be streamed on BeIN Sports Connect. It is also available through FuboTV, which offers a free trial for new users.
- In Canada: beIN Sports has exclusive rights to Ligue 1 and it can be streamed on BeIN Sports Connect. It is also available through FuboTV, which offers a free trial for new users.
- In Australia: Viewers can watch via beIN Sports or stream matches via Kayo Sports.
How to watch 2022 World Cup and Lionel Messi’s Argentina matches
- In the UK: BBC and ITV broadcast live World Cup matches, which can be streamed via BBC iPlayer and the ITV Hub.
- in USA: Fox Sports broadcasts the games and a free one-week trial is available again via FuboTV.
- In Canada: TSN will broadcast the games and a free one-week trial is available again through FuboTV.
- In Australia: SBS Sport shows World Cup matches, streaming service available through SBS Sport app.