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Paris Saint-Germain play their third Ligue 1 match of the season on Friday when they go to Brest in won't be Lionel Messi's debut for the club. The Argentine attacker, who signed on a free transfer from FC Barcelona this month, has been practicing with the team after being introduced to the home fans at the Parc des Princes on Saturday but did not make the squad for this game, as the world has to continue waiting for that monumental moment of him playing his first game for his new club.

Ahead of the match, here's what to know:

Storylines

Brest: Two draws to kick off the season leaves them in decent shape when you consider they flirted with relegation last season. A point is a point in the end, and they'll be happy to get one here if they can against the favorites to win everything. In order to do that, the attack is going to have to score more than the goal a game it averages. While PSG has played down to competition regularly in Ligue 1, Brest will need a top performance and a little luck on the side to get something from it.

PSG: Let's be honest here: All eyes were on Messi and whether or not he steps onto the field and plays. Unfortunately, he didn't make the squad as he continues to get acclimated to the clu. We're all waiting to see him dazzle with his close friends Neymar, Angel Di Maria and new teammate Kylian Mbappe, it will have to wait till likely next week. Without him and Neymar, PSG should have no problem.

How to watch and odds

Date: Friday, Aug. 20 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Stade Francis-Le Ble -- Brest, France
TV: beIN Sports | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Brest +1200; Draw +550; PSG -450 (via Caesars Sportsbook) 

Prediction

No Messi and no Neymar, but the Parisians move to 3-0-0 in Ligue 1 on a monumental day. Pick: PSG 3, Brest 0

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