"It has been a long time I have not played competitive matches with so many teams, and I am so happy to be back on the pitch again," he said, adding that he will do what he can to help his team win the championship.
The rivalry between the two clubs is one of the biggest in Ligue 1, which is also related to the competition of the two cities, the biggest and second-biggest in the country.
Messi received a one-match ban for an altercation with Chile's Gary Medel in the Copa America third-place playoff in July last year, which Argentina won 2-1.
ACCRA, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Deputy general secretary for the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Emmanuel Dasoberi announced on Monday he would resign from the position after ten years' service.
Sunday kicked off with Christian Tello's 94th minute goal giving Manuel Pellegrini a win in his debut as Betis coach and to ensure Pablo Machin begins his spell in charge at Alaves with a defeat.
MADRID, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- One day later than expected and with several big names missing, the first round of games of La Liga kicks off in Spain this weekend.
Hence, 1860 came by chances in the early stages as veteran Sascha Molders pulled wide from inside the box in the sixth minute before defender Martin Hinteregger had to tackle Molders to deny another chance eight minutes later.
Giovanni Moreno (front R) of Shanghai Greenland Shenhua competes during the 11th round match between Dalian Pro and Shanghai Greenland Shenhua at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
Real Sociedad are another side affected by COVID-19 in the run into the new campaign, with striker Willian Jose testing positive on Wednesday to become the third player at the club, (along with new signing, David Silva and Spain international Mikel Oyarzabal) to be affected by the virus. Adnan Januzaj will also miss out through injury leaving Alexander Isak to lead the visitors' attack, which for the moment looks weaker than last season.
The top flight side started an onslaught on Chemnitz's goal and they got rewarded in the 111th minute when Kramaric wrapped up his brace after keeping his nerves from the penalty spot to ensure the shootout.
Digao Silva pulled a late goal back for Fluminense when he headed in from an Egidio Pereira corner.