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* Jersey sales cover Messi expenditure for PSG

Mauro Icardi, Kylian Mbappe, Julian Draxler, and Pablo Sarabia scored for Paris-Saint Germain (PSG) in their second match of the season against Strasbourg.

They missed out on the league title last season, but with the new signings PSG are looking a much stronger outfit. Lionel Messi cheered from the stands as he waited for his debut for the Paris team.

Meanwhile, PSG have amassed $ 105 million (Rs. 20.9 b) from jersey sales of Messi since the Argentine was announced from the club. They have already covered Messi’s annual salary of $ 41 million (Rs. 8.1 b) and the $ 30 million (Rs. 5.9 b) add-ons.

* EPL: Champions City lose; United, Chelsea, and Liverpool win big

The much awaited English Premier League kicked off last weekend. Arsenal visited the newly promoted Brentford and they were stunned by 2-0 defeat.

Manchester United announced they are the newest recruit Rafael Varane before their tie against Leeds which they won 5-1.

Liverpool and Chelsea also won their respective games but it was City who took the headlines after their 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in London.

Spurs talisman Harry Kane was absent for the match as the Spurs fans sang “are you watching Harry Kane?” The striker is fancied for a record transfer to City, with Pep Guardiola’s eyes set grab him this transfer window.