SG vs. Clermont Foot: How to Watch Lionel Messi in Ligue 1: Live Stream, Start Time, TV
Paris Saint-Germain takes on Clermont Foot in Ligue 1 action on Saturday, with Lionel Messi returning to the field for the French League leaders.
Messi is part of a strong PSG team that features Kylian Mbappe of France and Neymar of Brazil, as well as Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid on defense.
So far this season in Ligue 1, the team has a perfect 4-0-0 record.
Clermont Foot, on the other hand, is unbeaten after four games, with a record of 2-2-0.
What is the best way to watch Paris Saint-Germain vs. Clermont-Ferrand? (Ligue 1 2021)
When is the match scheduled to begin? Where can I find it on television?
– Saturday’s match will begin at 11 p.m. EST for US fans and will be broadcast on beIN Sports.
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Option for live streaming: beIN Sports | Sling | fuboTV – Cable subscribers can watch via beIN Sports using their TV provider’s login credentials.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch the game by joining up for a free trial of streaming services like Sling or fuboTV.
The Associated Press has more Ligue 1 coverage.
According to a letter acquired by The Associated Press, Paris Saint-leadership Germain’s has had enough of verbal attacks on its
ownership and funding and has written to Spanish league president Javier Tebas to protest his “insulting and defamatory statements”
against the Qatari-owned club.
On Tuesday, Tebas offered some traditional broadsides about PSG receiving state funding, followed by new barbs over the club’s transfer
of Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
“Given the age of some of the players, PSG appears like the league of legends,” Tebas added while boasting about La Liga’s younger stars.
Messi, who is 34 years old, led Argentina to the Copa America title in July and was the tournament’s best scorer.
Victoriano Melero, PSG’s general secretary, filed a complaint with Tebas on Wednesday.
“You are… blatantly and disrespectfully targeting the players just because they choose to leave your competition, while at the same time
you have been advertising your League with these world-greatest players until very recently,” Melero stated. “
Your extraordinary remarks about these players’ ages demean not only their history and current roles in determining how our wonderful
game is played but also the millions of fans who idolize them all around the world.”
With 30 goals in his final season in La Liga, Messi was the top scorer as Barcelona finished third.
Messi was forced to quit Barcelona in August due to the club’s inability to comply with La Liga’s financial standards regarding the size of its wage bill.
Melero chastised Tebas for following the French league’s lead in adopting a “plan supporting LaLiga’s economic expansion without having domestic financial laws.”
Barcelona’s debts have risen to 1.4 billion euros ($1.7 billion), with the pandemic worsening the city’s already-existing financial problems.
“It is now widely publicized that several Spanish clubs and your League are in unsustainable debt as a result of severe mismanagement,”
Melero wrote, “not to mention the way Spanish football has been sponsored over the past decade – including by the State.”
This is an allusion to the state subsidies that Barcelona and Real Madrid have received in the past.
PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who also sits on the UEFA executive council with Tebas, had just finished his first general assembly as
head of the European Club Association, the latest high-profile post for the Qatari.
“You allow yourself to publicly attack the French League, our Club, our players – together with players from other Clubs – and French
football fans time after time,” Melero wrote to Tebas, “while constantly posting insulting and defamatory statements insinuating that we
do not comply with football financial regulations, amongst other unsubstantiated statements.”
“Year after year… we comply with UEFA and French regulations,” Melero stated.
In 2014, PSG agreed to a settlement with UEFA for violating Financial Fair Play rules.
Tebas and Al-Khelaifi were on the same side in April when 12 teams attempted to break away from UEFA and form a European Super
League, but PSG did not sign up before the scheme fell apart.
At the end of a summer transfer season in which PSG also recruited defender Sergio Ramos as a free agent after leaving Real Madrid,
Texas warned on Tuesday that “what PSG is doing is as hazardous as the Super League.”
Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus are the only teams still hoping for a breakout, largely closed competition.
Melero commented, “These assaults are detrimental in the context of institutions and clubs across European football devoting all of their
attention to finding shared answers to the answers to the problems that confront sport.”
“With the exception of the three ESL clubs, two of which are in your League, that is.
I’m surprised you’re not concentrating more of your efforts on the two clubs in your League that are committed to tearing up your
League and European football as a whole.”